Actually, I've changed my mind. This is what irks: journalists who think it is appropriate to hold children to account for their own statutory rape. I don't particularly recommend clicking on that link. It'll take you to a typically loathsome Sydney Morning Herald article about - ha ha ha - child prostitution. The shock-horror angle is not that a fifteen year old is the victim of who knows how many counts of statutory rape, but that her rapists paid her! She made pots of money! From a shortlived career as a weekend prostitute! It's a laugh a minute!
The pots of money (£8000, as it turns out) have been "forfeited to the authorities". I'm guessing this is meant to deter other fifteen year olds from getting ideas above their station. I call it theft, and humbly submit that there would be no need to deter fifteen year olds from taking up sex work if we deterred adults from thinking that throwing a credit card around entitles them to have sex with children.
In other news, The Australian is appalled, appalled, that four foster children are still in the care of a prostitute, even though "child protection authorities were warned last May". Because it's quite clear that anyone trying to support her foster children through sex work has no interest in their wellbeing.