Nyssa (igbc) wrote in little_details,
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Teenage male prostitute in 1970's

I have a character who is a 17-year old prostitute in California in 1977. I need to know, if possible, what sort of situation he would be in legally. Would an underage prostitute be subject to arrest and possibly jail? Would he be considered a victim rather than a criminal, due to his age? Would the police try to get him sent to some sort of halfway house, or get him help from social services, etc., to get him off the streets?

I realize some of this may depend on the people involved, how compassionate the cops involved are, etc., but I would appreciate any help with this. I really don't know how to google such a thing.
Tags: usa: california, ~prostitution
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