Description:She resumes talking, saying she will be in the ninth grade this fall but will still be engaged in prostitution after school and on weekends. While US and Canadian lawmakers fulminate against child sex tours to places like Bangkok, few acknowledge the growing number of teens bought, sold, and recruited into prostitution daily in cities across North America. Today in the US and Canada there are between, and, teens under age 18 trapped in prostitution, researchers say. The average age of entry into prostitution is 14 years old. The vast majority of adult prostitutes say they entered prostitution before age Like teens in Thailand, India, and elsewhere, most North American teens enter prostitution not because they choose to, but because adults pimps and customers are expert at identifying and exploiting those that are vulnerable, child advocates say. Many teens are running from sexual abuse at home, but end up finding more of it than they ever imagined on the streets.