In Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking on June 20, 2012 at 9:23 am
Clayton County sheriff’s deputies arrested 20 people in a prostitution sting Friday.
Suspects included alleged drug dealers, prostitutes and johns, according to Channel 2 Action News. The arrests were made along heavily traveled Tara Boulevard and followed complaints by area residents and business owners.
Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough said the corridor had been under surveillance for several weeks before the sting.
“All of it relates to human trafficking,” Kimbrough told Channel 2. “Of course human trafficking has become very big business, very lucrative business and involves several aspects of criminal activity.”
As always, I hope the law enforcement has been trained on how to work with prostitutes and make sure that none are actually victims.
In Human Trafficking on January 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm
With very little education, pimping provided the study subjects a financial benefit that they would not have accomplished by taking any other occupations. Although the majority of interviewees lacked a high school diploma, they earned average salaries of $150,000 to $500,000 by pimping women.
Youngbee Dale, “The truth about human trafficking, pimps, and johns”
In Human Trafficking on January 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm
According to the research, most pimps are “average Joes” who were victims of sexual exploitation themselves. The study also found that johns, people who purchase sex, and others who exploit sex trafficking victims are also average Americans, who happen to view women as commodities. According to the study, 64% of the former pimps were African Americans and 20% of them were Caucasians. 72% of them were male and 28% of them were female. 64% of the interviewees said that they have not finished high school.The majority of interviewees were victims of violence during their childhood. 88% of them said that they were physically abused in their childhood, and 76% of them said that they were victims of sexual abuse. 88% of them indicated that they grew up with domestic violence. 84% of them stated that they witnessed substance abuse in their home environment during their childhood.
(Youngbee Dale for Washington Times)
The truth about human trafficking, pimps, and johns
In Human Trafficking on December 19, 2011 at 6:47 pm
A leading lawyer has claimed that the naming and shaming of men caught propositioning undercover gardai posing as prostitutes could drive some to suicide.The claim was made as it emerged that €10,000 in fines imposed on 21 men caught in the Limerick garda “honey trap” soliciting operation has been given to a group which is proposing that prostitution be prohibited and men caught paying women for sex prosecuted and publicly named.Gardai last week defended their actions in bringing 21 men to court and publicising their identities but claimed it was not their intention that their names be made public.However, one of Limerick’s leading lawyers, solicitor Ted McCarthy, who represented some of the men, said there was a danger that the public shaming of the men could drive some to suicide.
(Jim Cusack for independent.ie)
What do you think?
Consequences of public shaming men who purchase prostitution
In Human Trafficking on November 4, 2011 at 9:09 am
Men attend “John School” at the City Heights police substation in San Diego.
All of the men had been arrested for picking up prostitutes. Part of their punishment included mandatory attendance at John School. What the men learned next from a young girl on a video was that they may have engaged in something far worse than the age-old practice of two consenting adults exchanging cash for sex.
Of the 800 people who have gone through John School in San Diego in the last 9 years, 2 percent have been re-arrested for soliciting prostitutes.
(Amita Sharma for KPBS)