"The sexual exploitation of children and youth is a serious concern in Manitoba, Canada and around the world. Many children and youth are victimized on the streets of Winnipeg, and in private homes and drug houses located throughout the province. Most adults involved in the sex trade report that their victimization began at a young age, some as young as nine years old. The average age that adults involved in the sex trade were sexually exploited for the first time is 13 to 14 years." 

The above excerpt was taken from Manitoba's comprehensive strategy to deal with child, sexual exploitation.  It was dedicated to Tracia Owen, a victim of exploitation.  To read the full article click here.