Dating pimps and hookers
More than 140 sex traffickers/pimps, child pornographers, and sex workers were interviewed here, and they are quoted at length.Which is amazing, because sex worker activists have been pointing out—perhaps "shouting" is a more accurate term—for decades that the debate about sex work is usually conducted by people who have no direct experience of sex work, either as pimps, johns, or sex workers themselves.Only about fifteen percent of the pimps and sex traffickers interviewed here would cop to using violence to control their workers.To its credit, the Urban Institute points out, outright, that there's probably some self-reporting bias there again. Interviewer: Is there a certain type of girl who can be manipulated?But there are also plenty of confessions of psychological manipulation. Respondent: I believe any female is doable to change, by that I mean going to make money.One pimp identifies it as a skill he long had: It started in high school, middle school really. Just being the dude that can talk a female into having sex with me and a couple of buddies. I have seen girls that come from college, that come from money, who have been changed by this process. Respondent: It can take anywhere from a day to a few months.
Two years later, she was in jail in Las Vegas, a 16-year-old runaway dressed provocatively in a low-cut maroon mini dress and heels, arrested after raising suspicions that she was loitering on the Strip for prostitution. The same way thousands of teenage girls and young women have over the years, authorities say: through coercion, force and fraud, often at the hands of San Diego County gang members looking to build their status and get rich off selling others again and again for sex.
(The data may include some adult cases that don’t involve coerced prostitution.)That number dropped by almost half last year, with 25 cases.