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LETTER TO ALASKA CONSTABLE HERMAN

Dear Constable Herman: I read http://www.click2houston.com/news/human-trafficking-victim-from-alaska-found-in-houston-area and yes you will find 99 % of prostitutes are "unwilling" to even speak to anyone in authority about receiving help. It was that way in 1987 when I launched the first hotline and program in this country originally called Prostitutes Anonymous which we renamed to Sex Workers Anonymous in 1995. We didn't just launch this to launch it. We also saw that the police, social services, etc. were "powerless" to offer us help. After so many times of offering help, taking these women away from their pimps - only to find them returning right back to the same situation - the system had given up on us. The same as they used to view addicts and alcoholics at one time. With the invention of AA - the courts learned that the problem with alcoholics isn't that they didn't want help but that they had a "disease". Once proper he…