Caught in the FBI's net - Page 3

A nationwide hunt for sexually exploited children wound up catching a few youth — and a lot more adult sex workers

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"One of the officers was very adamant about telling me that he would never pay me that much for my services."

M: I love meeting different people, I love the psychological aspects. I just have so many fantastic stories, and amazing people that I've met. I saw a guy recently who, after our session he was telling me that his wife had died about six months previous that he had been married to for 42 years, and he started crying. And my mother passed away when I was younger, and so we were able to relate on that. And I gave him my lessons on how I dealt with it, and he had never really had somebody tell him that, and he was very touched. And I know that he will take those lessons that I taught him and use them for his grieving process.

So it's things like that. People don't realize how much therapy it really is, how many of these people just want some intimacy...we're human beings, we need sexual outlets. That's just the way that we are. "Maya" invites anyone who has been in a similar situation or wants to talk to contact her at mayaarticle8719@yahoo.com. An extended version of this interview can be found at sfbg.com

Comments

I want to thank you for providing a more accurate view of what is going on. Those of us who have been working in the Sex industry for most of our lives, have seen this happen every election year. Normally, we are not a priority, but then there comes that political pressure during election time. I am sure in this economy it wouldn't fly for them to advertise a prostitution sting, but a sex trafficking sting, carries more brownie points with it. And, it is an easy way to make headlines with little risk...One girl and 6 armed agents... You get the picture!

However, I am the first to say, that sex trafficking is a problem, unfortunately all of these attempts will really yield nothing. What effectively happens us consenting adults who are are tracked down go away, as we should...You get no help from us and we are the ones who see this daily. Law enforcement looses us, and to date, they have been ineffective in the war.... The girls, end up with a record, and no help and are dumped back into the system and recycled. The real pimps...well, we've all encountered those, and they are not even touched, as they would never be in that position. And the world of sex trafficking goes on unimpeded.

Ask us who've been there... those of us on the inside know, law enforcement simply playing on the outskirts of our world....

Posted by Kristen DiAngelo on Jul. 11, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

what a scam; law enforcement spending very limited time and resources on busting adults who consentually exchange money for sex. Fire them all and hire people who are able and willing to enforce the existing laws against rape, kidnapping and prosecuting priest who molest under age children!!!!!!!!

utterly disgusting!!!!!!

Posted by Guest on Jul. 21, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

Kristen DiAngelo is so right. Sex trafficking of children, immigrants or anyone is a crime that needs to be stamped out. However society helps foster it by making sex work illegal. If it were legalized and regulated them sex workers could and would help stamp it out. As it is now they can't and won't as they are persecuted and prosecuted. They are outside the law and are at risk of rape (yes it happens) , robbery, assault and murder. They have no recourse to 911 or the authorities.
If you really want to stamp out trafficking, rather than outlaw it why not legalize and regulate it?
You can get a better idea of a sex worker's life by watching a documentary on the business "American Courtesans". This is a film about escorts' lives made by an escort. The escorts talk as do their families about everything. Many are in it voluntarily and have families and pay taxes. It has been shown in many film festivals including the Women’s International Film Festival and The ECU and won awards.
’American Courtesans’ became available on-demand this Friday in over 100 million homes across the US and Canada -- including on some of the largest cable systems in the country - Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Brighthouse and iTunes (in 6 different countries - the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland), just to name a few. It is also available on DVD and BluRay on www.americancourtesans.com, amazon, and ebay.

Posted by Guest on Jul. 14, 2013 @ 4:26 am

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