An 18-year-old woman is accused of attempting to sell sex for food.
AZ Family reports that Faelyn Ritz faces child prostitution charges after she and a 14-year-old girl allegedly agreed to have sex with two men in exchange for meals from a McDonald’s in Arizona.
Ritz allegedly told Tempe police that she had engaged in prostitution since she was 15 years old.
This is the second McDonald’s-for-sex story to make headlines in as many months. In April, 47-year-old Christine Faith Baker was accused of attempting to trade sex for two McDonald’s cheeseburgers.
But the young ages of Ritz and her alleged accomplice make this arrest standout.
Children of the Night, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping end child prostitution, estimates that there are 100,000 child sex workers in the United States today.
If you or someone you know is the victim of child prostitution, call the Children of the Night hotline at 1-800 551-1300.