Human Traffic Watch

Showing human trafficking victims a way out

In Child Sex Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking, Social Justice on June 28, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Natasha Falle came from a respectable Calgary family (her father was a policeman), but became a prostitute shortly before her 15th birthday.

She regretted recruiting other girls into prostitution, although at the time she thought she was “doing them a favour.”

Dunkley thought she would win favour with her pimp-boyfriend by adding to his stable of prostitutes. Plus, the newest recruits would lessen her workload.

Falle recalls spreading “the fantasy of prostitution” to her friends as a teen.

“I glamourized, concealed the violent experiences, instead talked about great money,” said Falle, now a Humber College instructor in the Police Foundations program.

“Why give sex away for free? Don’t be used! I saw pretty horrifically abused girls and this was their way out,” said Falle, who has counselled more than 1,000 women in the last 10 years.

Falle said the same manipulations that pimps used against them are exercised against human trafficking victims today.

“Family members are threatened with violence or coercion. One pimp went to his prostitute’s sister high school and raped her to exact revenge against a girl in Toronto, seven years ago,” said Falle.

Falle and Perrier co-founded Sextrade 101 in 2007, an organization that “offers a way out for prostitutes, mapping out exit strategies.

Source: Toronto Sun

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