Wednesday, March 7, 2001 4:45 PM EST

Kids should be able to sue johns and pimps: advocates

SASKATOON — A group of child advocates from Saskatoon has come up with a way to help get child prostitutes off the streets. Saskatoon Communities for Children is proposing legislation that would allow child victims to sue johns and pimps.

The process would work much like child support. If a lawsuit were successful, pimps or johns could be forced to make monthly payments to their victims.

The money wouldn't go directly to the child. It would be distributed by a special committee that would work to get the child off the street.

Kearny Healy is the lawyer who drafted the legislation. Healy will present his proposal to a special legislative committee Thursday.

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