Teenage Sex for Sale

Teenage Sex for Sale

2008, Sexuality  -   91 Comments
Ratings: 7.04/10 from 79 users.

Teenage Sex for SaleA Panorama investigation has uncovered how girls, sometimes as young as 12, are being groomed for prostitution by gangs on the streets of Britain. In what is often a hidden crime, gangs are targeting young girls in a process that starts as adolescent fun but soon leads to abuse, drug addiction and prostitution.

The girls are often flattered by the attentions of older boys and like the idea of having an older boyfriend, but the initial friendship can soon turn ugly. We spoke to "Jane" who got caught up with one of the gangs. She told Panorama that it all started when she met a group of boys in the local town centre:

"The grooming starts when you meet them and they're nice to you and take you for McDonalds and buy you cigarettes. I was flattered by it at first cos older boys were interested in you, which at 13 is nice." But things took a sinister turn when the boys brought their friends, who were older, and Jane realised she'd been passed on. The abuse started with Jane being held down by two of the men while another raped her.

She was too scared to tell her parents and within weeks she was trapped and pimped, being forced to have unprotected sex with a succession of men day after day. She explains how the gang introduced her to drugs, building up a debt that had to be worked off by sleeping with lots of different men. Although the gang was making money from Jane, she never saw a penny of it. (Excerpt from bbc.co.uk)

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1 year ago

all muslim

Lauren Talbot
3 years ago

You are gross what do you know about victimisation and women .

Annie Stone
9 years ago

6 years for kidnapping, drugging, and raping two 14 year old girls?

9 years ago

usually the ones who turn prostitute are so ugly that i don't see what man would want them

9 years ago

well ive been trying to get a girlfriend for ages and now i find out all i need to do is buy her mcdonalds?

10 years ago

The film said the parents were unaware that anything was going on. Well this is intentional neglect. Who lets their 13 year old daughter go out every night?

Hourriya Nura-Eman
10 years ago

@MoralHazzards: what are you trying to say? Moral standards should be abolished so that you can have sex with 8 year olds?

10 years ago

at the end of the day, anyone who wants to have sex with a girl who is under 16 is a vile animal who deserves the death penalty. Its the most sickest thing i can imagine

10 years ago

That's insane. I mean couldn't they arrest the people who raped the girls? But i get that its hard to catch criminals with no concrete evidence. And as for the girls no speaking up? I agree. If your scared and don't have protection from the police, how can you speak up? I'd be scared for me & my family too.

11 years ago

this is the first time ive been upset with a documentary this is appalling they should be delt with as harshly as possible people who do this to any children forfeit their right to been seen as human

11 years ago

The most ironic thing is my friend (in galway) is facing extradition to america and a 108 year prision sentence for hacking into the cia (allegedly). SEx offenders, rapists are getting ****all. how is this fair?

11 years ago

The blame lies with the parents who brought the children into this world and then throw them to the wolves. Parents boast they give everything to children. But children need parents' time and guidance more than anything else. When will parents understand this.

11 years ago

The two slime balls were given 6 years . What the hell is wrong with us they should have been given 20 or more years

11 years ago

What angers me about this is the fact that all of the attention is on the girls and not the abusers, whether it be an attack on the girls for "dressing provocatively" or at the parents for seemingly not "controlling" their children effectively. This problem needs to be addressed by changing the way women are viewed in society. They are seen as sexual commodities at any age, all over the world and are therefore abused and exploited. The idea that it is the victims fault and the lack of action by governments perpetuates this idea. Millions of women and girls all over the world "disappear" either through trafficking or murder and nothing is done. "Life should be lived not as a child or as a woman. They are the two worst things to be." How right this is.

11 years ago

Since this film is focused on teenagers and prostitution, From what I gathered is, is that some of the teenagers really didn't have an understanding that they were being prostituted at first. They were thinking that they were hanging out with older boys and getting introduced to older guys who lure them in with free stuff or so they thought, taking them out spending money, buying them drugs everyone supposedly having a good time. I don't think if they were told from the beginning that they were going to have sex as a prostitute they would have gone with the older boys but thats the con and game unfortunately that these young girls got into.

Someone mentioned about the discipline that some teenagers have a lack of from parents, in that I agree. I know a few of my peers growing up who were sexually active early some at 12 and 14 who dressed more sexually and hung out with older boys. Some just by them being sexually active at a young age and some were willing participants got lured into situations that they were not mentally mature to handle and thats how some were raped.

Sometimes bad things can happen to young girls and they were not sexually dressed or promiscious as someone mentioned below, no child should go through that. I don't think prostitution should be legal personally. But it will not stop those who are willing from selling their bodies for profit. Whatever makes large amounts of money there will be those to chase after it....Peace

11 years ago

Blame rapists for rape. Your dress doesn't give consent for you. Are you in a third world country?

11 years ago

Im going to Briton !!!!

11 years ago

I'm a believer in legalizing prostitution and providing education and safety to the women who are whiling participates of this profession and to end this slave trade shown in the video. Please to those who will reply to this, keep in mind that not all prostitutes are forced and not all prostitutes are like the ones shown in anti-prostitute documentaries. With that said, I think what has occurred in this documentary is sick and deplorable. WTF!? Why would I want to be with a 16 yr old? I prefer an expert fornication technician with 5 or more yrs of experience, not an intern.

Also where are the parents of these girls... seriously. And don't give me the excuse that parents have no power, that kids will do whatever they want... blah blah blah... that's all horse sh!t!When I was 16, I never given my parents any trouble or went out with older boys (In fact I attracted mostly the younger ones)...why? My mother beat the cr@p out of me at age 14/15 for disobeying her at a store. That's what these kids with the "Oh I know everything" attitude need these days. A good hardcore smack right across the face... super hard and in front of everyone. That ought to straighten them out. It did for me and I turned out great because of it.

12 years ago

@AIG- Did you actually watch this documentary? Your racist slurs have no backing by the film, as they point out that the crimes are committed by every race and mostly blacks and Asians in some specific parts of the country. People like you need to spend more time learning and less time talking. I'm sure you don't know anything about Islam or its teachings but instead take it upon yourself to spread uninformed hatred and fear, you honestly make me sick.

@ Timmy987- yet another ill informed remark that has no real basis! what about the catholic faith? that could be seen as creating sexual frustration as could any religion with strict rules regarding sex. Do you like spreading fear and making unjust assumptions on a whole race of people because you feel entitled too? because your not and any one with half a brain or individual thought can see what a dick you are.

How about both of you do some independent research into the Muslim faith and not just take what the western media says for truth!

12 years ago

This is a real serious issue that can't be ignore. I'm currently a senior in high school and have interested on the issue of "Teenage Sex for Sale". Me and 2 of my other colleges are currently creating a social action project, for our school, were we are spreading awareness to other younger students about the reality of trafficking or young ones, being presented to sex. We would actually want some more information or organizations that we would be able to contact, in order to continue with our mission.

12 years ago

Yep, Muslims are a huge part in the pedophilia rings. It's the muslim faith that causes sexual frustration which consequently leads to stuff like this.
Another good argument against the filth that Islam is.

12 years ago

@mikey ....Some spastic always jumps on the NWO bandwagon. World wide conspiracy is so old school, Didn't you know that alex jones and davide icke are soooooooo last decade.

When we Get some decent friends and all that stuff becomes obsolete.

@jack the rabbit............It'd be quicker to just have you killed. At least then we wont be fighting dumb people AND child prostitution

12 years ago

Valkyri23 1. People can reproduce at around age 13 or so. When someone can be a parent, they are – in terms of human development – grown up. What we decide is a “child” is a social construct, not a natural one. We make them children, therefore they are

13 years old is a child no matter how you look at it. Physically being able to have a baby does not a grown up make. And to be fair a couple of your points were very well said, I just can't agree with 13 being anything but a child.

12 years ago

i want to watch this movie can sameone to help me

12 years ago

Awe, you can even see if the girls are cute!

12 years ago

Alot of young teens give oral sex for an ipod. So this documentary shouldn't be shocking. The world have trained young woman that sex is nothing and that it should be swapped for material things.

12 years ago

Jaysus the uploader could of cut out the weather and adverts!

12 years ago

Good work, now every parent in the UK will be afraid that their own daughter will become a prostitute. All these s@#$$% media programs do is incite fear into the person watching (especially this one because your children are involved).
Child prostitution is a concerning and serious issue, but media programs like this aren't helping. I don't know about others, but while watching this, all I could think about was how much effort they put in to make it seem as scary as they possibly could. They didn't tell you any proper statistics or any good information, instead they just told a bunch of sex stories told by the girls interviewed (who were probably actors). A bunch of sex stories isn't going to influence the government to act on child prostitution, but it does get the BBC shitloads of money.
And btw, Daniel, muslims are against prostitution. I'm pretty sure you'll get stoned to death if you're a prostitute and muslim.
And @ Sukhuy, when somebody becomes 18, they are psychologically mature enough to make their own decisions. Making prostitution illegal is only going to make the problem worse. Because prostitution is legal, these girls are able to call the police if they were abused, if it were illegal they couldn't do that.

Old becomes new
12 years ago

The instructions for society, contained in the book of Deuteronomy, largely address how to guard against this sort of crime against youth.

The concepts work well, amidst lawlessness when you have to build a society from scratch, or when you must rebuild, amidst the sort of crime-ruled culture we currently experience.

Communities would have to enforce the Deuteronomical instructions as vigilantly, and violently as the gangs perform their enforcements, against its victims.

We have legislated our "law enforcement" personnel into merely monitors, removing from them the tools and authority to actually protect the public, in many spheres.

12 years ago

well i've always wanted a girl to tie me up and have sex with me while i'm tied to a bed

12 years ago

1. People can reproduce at around age 13 or so. When someone can be a parent, they are - in terms of human development - grown up. What we decide is a "child" is a social construct, not a natural one. We make them children, therefore they are.

2. Rather than blaming the victims parents, why don't you blame the perp's parents? They were the ones that raised the "bad" kids, now see #3

3. It takes a community to raise a child. People are not born inherently evil, they are made that way, usually through abuse. Those that do these kinds of things were likely subject to abuse or neglect themselves. At the very least they have no connection with their community, and therefore defy it - so do we blame them, or the community? Blame the community, because it's ills are passed on and it reaps what it sows.

4. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That does not mean cutting someone's nuts off before they can do bad things, that means making sure every member of our society is wanted and loved. Access to abortion on demand helps, that way, no unwanted children are born.

5. To cure what ails society means that each and every one of us has to put down the torches and pitchforks, stop blaming everyone btu the person in the mirror and go do something to help people feel as though they belong to the community so that they want to serve it, rather than destroy it. If YOU don't serve your community by love, and assistance, then YOU are guilty.

That is all.

tongan sam
13 years ago


Phil Atio
13 years ago

The parents, age 16, most people do what they want by age 16, parents can't do much. When I was 16 I snook out my house at night, and I'm not even a bad kid. Look you can't stop young adults from being what they want to be

13 years ago

Each of us have a role to play in society, who has the courage to tell gang members that the path they are taking is not helping??Who has the sense to tell men to stay with their partners/wives and love them unconditionally, and learn how to show love to their children??Who has the love of humanity to report to the police any gang activity, then follow up what the police are doing about it...writing letters to local government and MP's until it is dealt with??Who has the wisdom to look at history and find out what is the best way to raise children in a way they are kept safe from harm??These are just questions...the cities of today are "melting pot's" of cultures, there is no point in pointing the finger.

jack the rabbit
13 years ago

no women will be a prostitute if there was no man willing to pay and demand prostitute. I wish there was a way to kill of these sick men all at once.

13 years ago

criminals are criminals ...they dont belong any particular religion ,race or ethnicity......

Allyson (19)
13 years ago

I'd predict most of these parents were only trying not to smuther their children. No one wants their child to rebel. My mom was like them and luckily her way worked. You can't make your child be a certain way, you can only hope that what you teach them sticks, and so much of the time it doesn't. You can only do what you THINK is right, and hopefully you are.
Someone said something about blaming everyone but ourselves? I think that blaming the gangs would be a pretty safe bet..
Most of the police seem to be naive. Obviously things need to be changed on their part also. All of this seems so 3rd worldish! Just like the police, I wouldn't have thought it was going on if it weren't shown to my face.

13 years ago

omg....i find these people, they better hope that im sick that day cause i will whip some ass....rape is the lowest of the low. it pretty much means your too pathetic to get any from anyone your age.....and being sold off for drug money??? someone needs to do something...and im not one of those people that are just saying that and waiting for "something" to happen. most of my friends have gotten raped and i took care of ALL the guys. sent em to the hospital then straight to jail so they can get some backside fun from bubba as a cripple

Solomon S. Buyco
13 years ago

It says there "filthy Muslims" and not all Muslims are filthy... :o)

I am sure that those who ate pork are filthy...

13 years ago

oh my god

the Muslims are too powerful so the government can't do any thing to stop them !!!

waht a fanatic attitude! Daniel

the fact is absolutely inverted

do you know that these kinds of crimes are lesser in islamic countries than any other country?
and even those cases because of the influence of the sexy movies witch are come from the west

13 years ago

Yeah that's right... blame it on everyone else except ourselves.

Blame the law for being too soft, muslims and asians for being different, police for turning a blind eye, parents for not watching out for their kids, kids who doesn't listen to parents, gangs that are trying to make easy bucks.

If this happens to my daughter, part of it is my fault for failing to teach her how to take care of herself.

13 years ago

Dear Readers,
This a result of allowing prostitution as an official job in UK and EU!!
Number tow is the BROKEN "free"-society which allowed so much freedom for all, and then the non-right-education from the parents to the children!
Why does the mother or the father think about 14, 15 or 16 years old daughter as a young girl? NOT A CHILD? she stills a child till 18.
The law has to be more HARDER to awo the criminals. An abuse costs 6 months in prison. what a nice game??!!!
i have a lot to say, but .....


13 years ago

daniel I gott Q for u!

are the bishops muslims?

Solomon S. Buyco
13 years ago

Police can't watch Police... but Police can watch Civil Servants, who can watch civil activities....

13 years ago

People who blame parents are ridiculous - half the problem is that these jerks only get 6 YEARS in prison... I think that this crime of sex trafficking should be a life sentence. Half the problem is that the law is too nice to these pimps and other people who sexually abuse children. A man who lived near me sexually abused his own children for over 10 years and he got 2, yes TWO years in prison for it. There is something totally wrong with that.
Only thing to blame is patriarchy. And it goes back to men helping men objectify women.

Solomon S. Buyco
13 years ago

How about giving a law? That all children under 18 should not be roaming the street at 8:00 pm without the accompaniment of adults, but the adult company should be pictured if any would come forward to take the responsibility, for records purposes and confirmations later on... Anyway, this cases should be on civil action staffs of the City offices coordinated with Police forces and not on Police alone.

Mickey's post seems to have a point though, about promoting a crime networks under the noses of Police forces. Better be aware...

13 years ago

One of the issues with this is that teenagers are so sexualised. I mean look at the image used to sell this documentary! A teenager with her pink knickers around her ankles, that's not exactly portraying it as a dreadful frightening thing. We forget that young teens are still children when they really clearly are.

13 years ago

The vast majority of these child sex crimes are being conducted by filthy Muslims and that is why the police and authorities vare reluctant to expose it and deal properly with the perpetrators.

13 years ago

Its no doubt that such crimes against young innocent girls are disaster and yet an acceptable through out the society. we should be more careful to our kids to monitor where and whom they are assocaiting with, parents should be able to keep eyes on thier daughter movement for the time being and crimes against humanity should be punished severly and brough in to justice whose who committed,and I would also suggest young daughter to be more careful and limits their assocaition with group of freinds,

13 years ago

I think punishment for crimes like that should be more severe. For example, pimps should be publicly punished by getting their intimate parts amputated. This is how it was in ancient times and that worked. Crime should be severely punished to scare out potential criminals. Too much freedom is against freedom... the back side of democracy.