Children as young as ten are selling sex for as little as 5 Liberian Dollars, the equivalent of 3 US cents. They are using their bodies to pay for food, clothes and school fees – according to the NGO, Women’s Aid Incorporated. It says poverty is driving children onto the streets.
Prostitution is illegal in this country but the Association of female lawyers of Liberia says there have NEVER been any prosecutions. They are calling on the government to enforce the law.
Both of the child prostitutes in this following report have had their names changed to protect their identity.
Sonnie Morris reports.