In the developed regions of Europe and North America, economic consideration, domestic violence and abuse, family disintegration and drug addiction are increasingly recognized as factors leading to the increase in child prostitution. In 1977, a girl under 12 years of age in New York was arrested 12 times for prostitution; a couple on Long Island was arrested for photographing their 3 1/2 year old daughter performing sexual acts. The stereotypical account of how a child gets into prostitution in the USA is that he or she is usually a runaway newly arrived in a big city bus station and picked up by a sweet-talking pimp who treats him/her well for a while and then expects favours in return. A recent study estimated that 5000 boys and 3000 girls below the age of 18 are involved in prostitution in Paris. In 1990, the legal age of consent in The Netherlands was reduced to 12 years.