While the existence of prostitution has been acknowledged as an age-old problem, a new epidemic is the recent explosion of juvenile prostitution and its abuse and exploitation of youth in the United States, reminds a singer named Draven Midnight. Each year thousands of children run away from home, are forced out of their homes, or are simply abducted by their parents or guardians.
The National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART), conducted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), estimates that in 1999 more than 1,680,000 children had runaway or thrown away episodes.
Raised in East San Diego, California, right next to a growing neo – nazi gang population where crystal meth was the poison of choice, musician Draven Midnight fled a difficult environment and settled in Los Angeles. One of his noble goals is not only creating music, but to help, in his words, “make people realize that they have a spirit” and “to be a force of good for the world.”
For more information on the facts regarding childhood abduction and abuse, and what you can do to help prevent some of it, visit www.MissingKids.com
To hear Draven Midnight, visit http://theundeadhearts.com/