Human Traffic Watch

City releases new anti-sex trafficking video for cabbies

In Awareness, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking on January 5, 2013 at 11:33 am

Hookers need a ride, too!

City cabbies will now learn that it’s OK to pick up a prostitute — as a passenger, that is.

Taxi officials yesterday released an anti-sex-trafficking video — mandatory viewing for all cabbies — that explains when it is and is not OK to transport a working girl.

Picking up street walkers is fine, but driving helpless women around for pimps is not, the video explains.

“It is illegal to refuse a fare based upon a person’s appearance or gender,” reads the presentation, believed to be the first of its kind in the United States.

The nine-minute video was created after the City Council approved an anti-sex-trafficking bill, passed after a father and son were charged in April with using six livery drivers to deliver hookers to johns, some of whom enjoyed sex acts for $200 to $500 in the back seats of the vehicles.

Source: NY Post

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