Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe sees prostitution as something best addressed from its demand side and its supply side.
tackling the demand by prosecuting those who promote and solicit prostitution.
But those supplying prostitution often begin as victims and continue to be victimized by human trafficking, Roe
The young women who turn to prostitution do so because they, in almost all cases, are escaping abusive situations as children in their own homes.
"Compared to what they're running from, prostitution looks good," he
"And isn't that sad?"
Of all the proposed solutions for discouraging prostitution, Roe
most impressed with a project that officially launches tonight called Peoria Home