When the officer pulled over, he was approached by her handler to make a deal.After payment, the woman was ordered into the vehicle.
November 2011: During another Dayton Police undercover operation, a 34-year-old woman offered an undercover officer a sex act in exchange for money.
When he went to arrest her, she told the officers she was in fear for her life and that her 48-year-old boyfriend would beat her if she did not come home with enough cash for him to buy drugs – officers confirmed physical signs of abuse, including burn marks on her face from a cigarette.
By: Joyell Nevins Photo Credit: William Murdock Photography MYTH: Slavery ended with the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation.
FACT: Modern-day slavery, otherwise known as human trafficking, is still very much alive. FACT: While there are some prostitutes who do choose to enter that “profession,” a large majority are forced into it through a field of human trafficking known as sex trafficking.
But the truly twisted part is that for many of the women it’s become a way of life – an accepted behavior.
A Domestic Sex Trafficking report in August 2012 by the AGHTC (with University of Dayton professor Anthony Talbott aiding in the research) completed surveys with victims in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus and Dayton.
July 2013: An internet sex sting conducted by the Dayton Police netted nine arrests, as reported in the “We’re looking for the guys that come into our city only for one thing, to hire a prostitute to do a sex act,” said Dayton Police Sgt. The fines collected as a result of these infractions go to the Oasis House.
August 2012: In the area of North Main Street and Norman Avenue, a 20-year-old woman made eye contact with a passing undercover Dayton police officer.
Cheryl Oliver, program director of the Dayton-based Oasis House, pointed out many women they’ve worked with ingested crack cocaine because it would keep them up – they had nowhere they felt safe enough to close their eyes to sleep.
The Oasis House, dedicated to helping women in the sex industry, reported that 98 percent of their clients were neglected as children, 95 percent were violated domestically and 95 percent were sexually abused as children.
Buyers, or “Johns,” can include men and some women from various professions: lawyers, teachers, military, retail, factory workers or drug dealers.