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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO . . . . ?

Shortly after Dennis Hof announced he was running for the Senate - a woman calling herself "Jennifer O'Kane" starts blasting all over social media that she was "raped by Dennis Hof" and inviting other victims to CONTACT HER.  Not to CONTACT THE POLICE.   Not to CONTACT A LAWYER.  But to contact HER about the case.  

Why?

Good question.  She says she was "raped by Dennis Hof and she wants to build a class action lawsuit so she needs other victims to contact her".  Interesting.  

Because I've dealt with REAL sex workers and REAL trafficking victims both out of Nevada since the 1980's I know a little bit about this subject.   Especially since I've also worked as a paralegal for 30 years now.  Why a paralegal?  Because most attorneys' won't go near defending one of us because of what it will do to their reputation - that's why.  Another reason they won't is because if you're good at defending us - the government tries to put you out of business.

Take for example Mitchell J. Stein.  His paralegal also is on the board of Safe Passage.  They help REAL trafficking victims.  NOT FAKE ONES like Chong Kim, Rachel Moran, Samoly Mam, and a few others I can name who are complete fabrications designed to either generate a lot of cash in donations, or spread a lot of propaganda about sex work and trafficking, or both and/or snitches.  
Yes "snitches".  Because another common tactic law enforcement uses these days is to create false "advocates" who claim to be "survivors" who use that to try and pump people out of information that's then subpoena and then they're forced to testify against the people they had said they were "advocating" for.  So I'm not saying that all of these "snitches" are voluntary - some are just drug into it involuntarily - but testify against the sex worker is still what they're doing in the end result who told them things in confidence thinking they were protected on that level and they were not.  

Anyway, back in 2013, when a lot of trafficking laws were being passed, I remember a woman from Finland who came to the states claiming to be a "photojournalist".  She claimed she was wanting to do a "photojournalist art project of sex trafficking victims" and she wanted to photograph "real" sex trafficking victims for an "international magazine spread".  

This woman showed me a portfolio and I verified she was working at a Finnish magazine, but when she showed up to meet with me - she didn't have a camera with her.  When I asked where it was, she said it had been "stolen from his hostel room".  Now any PHOTOJOURNALIST I've ever met has $1,000's of dollars in equipment and they're not going to leave that in a hostel, but will pay for a room.  

I suspected a "catfish" situation, so I handed her my camera.  I asked her to show me how to operate it and she couldn't!  I got a lame excuse about her "not knowing my camera" and then she started pushing me to meet members we'd rescued.   I told her that if she wanted to "photograph victims" then we needed to go down to Metro and see what they were bringing into the jail about midnight.  Then I wanted to take her to Judge Voy's courtroom and let her talk to teens there being treated like animals.  She refused.  Not making sense here.  

I had just learned to use Google image search so I ran her portfolio through it and found that voila!  Her photos were stock bought from three different photographers - so not hers.  I called back the magazine who said she was there only a short time as a free "intern" and they'd never seen her work.  I had a friend pull her cell phone records and interestingly - her phone calls for that week were only to three people.  

One was Melissa Farley and the other was Dennis Hof.  I threatened to file charges against her for fraud which would prevent her from going back home if she didn't tell me what the hell was going on.  So have I "threatened" people?  You're damn right I have.  Here's a woman asking me to be introduced to people who have ESCAPED sex trafficking which would expose their new address and appearance to being sent back to the people they just escaped from.  

So yeah I wanted to know what her story was.  Her answer was quite interesting which I got from her in writing before I agreed to not file charges and keep her in this country.   But let's just say some people go to very extreme lengths to find out where women who have left the sex industry go when they quit and want to be left alone and not drug back into the business.  

As well as to get evidence out of your hands you have to prosecute someone with.  It's a well known tactic I've seen to contact people who are about to file charges against someone like the police department for sex trafficking, and a "reporter" will contact them wanting to see their evidence.  They show it and voila!  The evidence is suddenly just gone.  Either that or they're silenced.  

I had this one pulled on me in 1984.  I was approached by producers giving me a song and dance about a movie and a book they were going to do based on my experiences.  I signed their contracts and nothing happened.  When I was asked to do interviews, they told me I had signed a contract and I couldn't do so unless they approved - which they never approved.  I had a director friend of mine contact me saying he'd heard I'm signed an agreement which basically "shut me up".  I asked him what he was talking about and he starts laughing.  

This was before the internet readers - so you have to understand I had no idea that Republic Pictures didn't PRODUCE anything!  They strictly marketed John Wayne movies.  My friend educated me that what I had signed was a "silence" agreement.  I've since seen this used on many people like "Heather" who shot Neal Falls.  Where did she go?  

According to a call I got some supposedly her on a phone which was in her house so I believe it was her - she had also been approached by producers talk about the movies they were going to make about her, only she'd also been locked into a "silence" agreement instead!

Back to attorneys' however, look at Jeane Palfrey's attorney, Montgomery Sibley.  He was disbarred and chased down to Florida for defending her case well at first.  The man who defended me in my case had his life threatened more than once by people trying to get him to drop my defense.  They confiscated my money so I couldn't pay him for ages also.  If we hadn't of been family friends for years - I wouldn't have had an attorney helping me.   But my point being I've seen the extent some people will go to in order to silence people they want to silence.  

What threw me about Jennifer's accusation against Dennis is she didn't come to me, she went to Melissa Woodward SUPPOSEDLY.  I say "supposedly" because I've got a stack of phone numbers of real live sex workers telling me that THEY called Melissa at Awaken for help and they didn't even get a return phone call - but supposedly Jennifer not only got through to her - but got advice on what to do about Dennis raping her.  

Okay.

So what was the "advice" Melissa Woodward supposedly gave Jennifer O'Hare about being raped by Dennis?  Well the first thing I'd do of course would be to make sure she went to the nearest hospital, ER, or called an ambulance to have a rape kit taken.  Now granted Nevada hasn't been testing rape kits for a while - but that's still what you need to do in order to gather and preserve evidence.  

http://endthebacklog.org/nevada  Now considering how many women in Nevada, and men, have told me they've been raped, I well know that there are no laws in Nevada REQUIRING law enforcement to take, keep track of, test, etc., these kits.  There's 1,000's of them sitting on a shelf somewhere collecting dust.  So while yes I would tell someone to go to the nearest ER to get a rape kit taken - I personally would also advise anyone telling me they were raped in Nevada by anyone, not just Dennis Hof, but anyone, to be sure to get a duplicate set of that evidence taken, and to send it to an independent lab outside of Nevada yourself.  

What I mean by that is NOT Quest Diagnostics.  I've seen people connected to the legal brothel industry, and sex trafficking, SHOW ME with my OWN EYES that they can alter test results out of Quest Diagnostics just by pushing a few buttons.  They do this why?  TO PROTECT THEMSELVES from things like DNA gathered at crime scenes, etc.  

Now if you can't get to a hospital right away, still go when you can.  The other thing of course is to CALL THE POLICE AND MAKE A REPORT.  Real simple right?  Because the DA's office can't file a case against someone if they don't make a police report.  The DA does NOT file CIVIL cases - only criminal.  So for the "DA" in Nevada to have charged Dennis Hof, a police report has to be filed.  And filed within 2 years when it's a rape accusation.  

So here's where Jennifer and Melissa's story began to unravel and bother me.  Supposedly Melissa Woodward had "advised Jennifer to go to the Pahrump DA's office and file a criminal case" against Dennis Hof.  Okay, but the DA can't file anything without a police report first.  Then they need evidence.  If they don't have evidence they need a witness.  But they need SOMETHING.  Because if they don't get evidence, and a witness, and SOMETHING within 2 years of the rape - then the DA can't file a rape charge.  

On one hand Jennifer's telling me how "great Melissa was about taking her to the Pahrump DA's office" but then she's on the other hand telling me that (1) no police report was made, (2) no rape kit exists, and (3) no criminal charges filed.  I mean the DA can't just file a charge on someone - you need EVIDENCE and they won't file unless there's enough EVIDENCE to prosecute someone.

Jennifer tells me that she "escaped the rape by trying to climb out a window of the Bunny Ranch but then the other women beat her up so badly she couldn't get out".  But that after they beat her up, she managed to get out of the Bunny Ranch who LOCKS THEIR GATES and where it's AGAINST THE LAW TO LEAVE AT NIGHT because of curfew laws.  I asked her how she got out of the locked gates and considering the curfew laws - how did she get off the property then?  Then she says "oh the police were called".  Well which is it?  I'm getting conflicting stories here.  Which is not uncommon in rape and trauma victims - so that's not the problem here for me.  

But if the "other women" at the ranch beat her up, then THEY need to have police reports filed for assault and battery then.  Now if I was Melissa Woodward and I heard that "the other women beat me up so I couldn't leave" then I might advise Jennifer to file a police report against THOSE women for beating me up!  Because they're also witnesses to the rape right?  Meaning you'll need their names - which you can then get off the police report.  But I'm again now hearing there's "no police report".  

The DA is not going to again file a civil case against Dennis.  That's something a PRIVATE attorney has to do.  So in midstream Jennifer now claims it's a "civil action" she's filed against Dennis in the Pahrump court.  Okay that means that an attorney who is LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN PAHRUMP, and willing to go up against a judge who has been sitting on that bench for who knows how long.  Only that's just it - there's only ONE judge in Pahrump.  Now I've spoken to EVERY attorney who is licensed to appear in Pahrump (it's a short list) and NOT A ONE OF THEM IS WILLING TO SUE DENNIS HOF.  

If you want to know what type of cases the DA up in Pahrump sues over - check out the court calendar for that town:  https://www.pahrumpjusticecourt.com/  What I see is a very very LONG list of people trying to get restraining orders.  Why?  But take a close look - and do you see an attorney in there also suing for a civil case on these cases?  

So to sue Dennis Hof you would have to bring in an outside attorney - someone from outside of Nevada who then has to get himself admitted to the Bar so he can then sue Dennis - which takes an out of state attorney.  I also know from experience that the Nevada DA's are not willing to sue ANYONE from the brothels either.  Again I know because WE'VE TALKED TO THEM.   To find a DA willing to prosecute the owners of the Shady Lady for what they were doing to the women there - we had to make a special arrangement with the CA US Attorney's office to do so.

Meaning if Melissa Woodward advised Jennifer to do what Jennifer is saying she did - she's either an idiot or lying or someone is yanking her chain because it just won't work that way.  And why Jennifer would then be PRAISING Melissa Woodward for sending her on a wild goose chase that led nowhere in the real world - I sure as hell have no idea.  

Because there's another problem in that WHO IS GOING TO REPORT ON IT?  Up until recently, I've talked to the staff who was at the Review Journal up until the sale of the paper a few years ago.  NO ONE at the RJ up until the sale of the paper would DARE  have published a story like this.  Not without PROOF to back up every single word Jennifer said as being true.  In fact, I don't know ANY reputable reporter who WOULD print a story like "Dennis Hof raped me and I'm suing him in court" who wouldn't say "can I see the paperwork please?" before agreeing to print the story.

So I'm asking Jennifer for the paperwork and she's not giving it to me - but she's asking me to believe her.  But ANY reputable reporter is going to do the same thing.  So this is a question that if you want to be BELIEVED,  then you're going to need paperwork.  

She tells me that "Monica Foster and Desi Foxx all know about my case".  I've never met Monica Foster in person.  Sure I've seen some pretty crazy videos she has online, but I've NEVER met this woman in person.  As for Desi, she used to have a lot of "anti-sex trafficking" websites up, but the woman never returned my phone calls and so I never met her in person either.  

And yes, Monica and Desi are printing some pretty elaborate stories about the so called "Dennis rape".  But I'm not seeing any PROOF.  I see a twitter post up about "here's my case number" supposedly, only when you open up the picture it's a letter from Dennis Hof's attorney telling her to "knock it off".  I can't say I blame him.  You don't go around saying someone "raped you" unless you have some kind of proof.  

So I contacted Dennis personally and asked him about Jennifer - to which he then did something illegal for any employer, or doctor even to do.  He then started telling me about Jennifer's "psychiatric history" basically and other personal medical issues about her and saying that's why he hasn't sued her yet to shut her up was because he was "feeling sorry for her and she needed help".  

You know what?  If Jennifer was a secretary who worked for Dennis at one point in time and started telling everyone about her personal medical history like that - that's illegal.  

But it didn't stop Dennis from posting other very PERSONAL details about past employees with Desi either if you note this article here -  http://therealpornwikileaks.com/bunny-ranch-owner-dennis-hof-tells-trpwl-all-about-desi-foxx/

You know what?  The sex industry likes to say "this is an industry" but then they don't want to FOLLOW INDUSTRY LAWS".  Meaning if this was ANY other type of business, you don't go shooting off your mouth about your past employees medical conditions, or things that led to their termination from your employ without expecting to get hit with a lawsuit.  

Which is why I've been saying for over 25 years now that the legal brothels in Nevada either need to have a UNION or they need to have an ADVOCATE, because they don't follow basic employment laws that any other employer has to follow while also claiming to be a "legitimate business".  Only you leave the employ of the brothels and guess what?  You're going to get blasted all over the internet - that's what.  Because I've seen other ex-employees of the ranches have their bosses totally violate labor laws by posting details about THEIR version about why this person left that is completely illegal.  

But yes I was seeing all over the internet how Monica and Desi were siding with Jennifer over this rape.  Only for MONTHS I asked to get a name, a phone number, a report, SOMETHING - and got nothing.

But boy Jennifer wanted to know if we knew anyone else who had been raped or harmed by Dennis Hof REAL bad.  She said she was trying to "file a class action lawsuit".  Okay that requires a special attorney.  That also requires FIVE  people with EVIDENCE  and WITNESSES.  So she's asking me to introduce her to people I know that have this, but she's not showing me anything back.  

Then I get a call months later from her saying "I have a case number".  Okay what is it?  It wasn't a case number.   Then it was - oh that's my attorney's phone number who is prosecuting the case.  Okay who is your attorney?  She won't tell me but she wants me to call this phone number AND have other victims call this number.  Again, why would I expose other people to being identified until I've verified this story is even real?  

I had the shock of the century when I met a reporter last night for the Review Journal who is part of a new hire that I believe is a REAL investigative journalist.  Someone who would DO HIS HOMEWORK but also publish the truth if he saw it.  He says he "wants to talk to anyone victimized in Nevada".  Okay well let's let him talk to Jennifer.  

Her phone is disconnected.  Her twitter account is down.  I go to Monica's social media and the only thing up are some youtube video.  I found all media for Desi Fox has just disappeared also.  All of Desi's old sites go to porn sites now that don't even have her name on them.  

What does that mean?  I don't know.  Maybe they're all hiding in fear or maybe it was another catfish bullshit story designed to flush out REAL victims so they could be threatened into silence before Dennis runs for Senate.  

So Jennifer, Desi or Monica - I have found a REAL reporter who will publish the FACTS, if you have them, in Nevada, which has been impossible to do for the last 10 years - and if you have information for him to review I'm sure he'd review it.   

But you're nowhere to be found.  

Moral?

If you're raped in Nevada - call an ambulance or go to ER and get a rape kit done.   Get a second set of evidence to take to an outside of Nevada lab that isn't Quest Diagnostics.  That's the FIRST thing to do.  

Or call the police.  They have to also make sure an ambulance is called to do a medical exam if you're raped.  Get a report.  Get a copy of that report.  Then make sure you take it to the local DA's office who, like in the OJ case, is going to tell you you'll need a good attorney to file a civil case.  Why?  Because there's evidence you can't get for a criminal case that you can get if a civil case is going.  Remember, OJ lost on the criminal case but won on the civil case.  So they're DIFFERENT.  

You have only TWO YEARS to file a complaint within or that's it - it's over.  You also have to realize if you sue a corporation, there's also other laws which mean you might have to get permission to sue them before you can sue them.  If the police are involved, you have only six months time to file a complaint.  

But remember this, on the show "Cathouse", a prison guard in Nevada was uncovered as also being an actor on that show and it cost him his job.  Dennis has friends with people like John Hambrick - men who men like Chris Edwards in the house are saying are "intimidating" him and "bullying their way into the speaker of the house" seat - his words not mine.  

Joohoon David Lee, with Homeland Security, ICE and the trafficking task force is now driving a limo with CLS limo, the same limo service Dennis uses.   Joohoon is IMMUNE from prosecution for sex trafficking because he did it while ON THE JOB.  Catch this - IMMUNE FROM PROSECUTION.  The only thing he could be charged with was bribery by a Mr. H. (whoever that is).  A "Mr. H" who wasn't charged at all in that case.  

Dennis is running for Senate.  He's donated checks to the US Attorney.  In other words, he has a lot of "friends" so do you really think you should go walking to the the Pahrump's police, court or DA's office to make a complaint without a really good lawyer, and a really good recorder, going. 

The KARDASHIAN PRESS PERSON during the Lamar Odom case has told the world Dennis told her to "shut the fuck up" and didn't care about what the PR person for the Kardashians' said because he knew he was going to have the ears of the press, not her.

Now, do you REALLY think you should be going up there rattling cages unless you had a really good team of backup behind you first?  

Why do you think we operate this hotline at www.sexworkersanonymous.com?  If you need help, and something has happened to you and I don't care WHO did it to you - you contact us for help and you'll get that help.  Most important I know that we know how to GET you that help - not send you off on wild goose chases and then a few months down the road you've disappeared off social media.  

Great job Melissa Woodward.  You really showed Jennifer O'Kane how to prosecute Dennis Hof for rape!  You really "advocated" for Jennifer didn't you?  Only, as usual, I don't see jack shit in reality out of you Melissa but that everyone's gone and I don't see any charges - so like usual I don't know what the hell you're doing over at Awaken but the victims who call me for help say you don't lift a finger to help them. 

Now maybe you help some burned out street prostitutes that are cast off's of the legal brothels - but you sure as hell don't seem to do a finger for someone trying to get out of the sex industry in Nevada.  If you did - where's Jennifer?  

Where's Dennis being "drug off in handcuffs"? 

Now I think Dennis revealing private medical information about an ex-employee was illegal and wrong.  But I sure as hell don't see him being arrested for rape - so one has to ask - WHY was Jennifer all over social media trying to get "other" victims to come forward?  Where are they?






















Sunday, November 20, 2016

BONAVENTURA'S NEW PLAYGROUND - PEDDLERS BEWARE

It seems Las Vegas feels so strongly about the issue of street peddlers that it went to a great deal of trouble to set up a whole special court to deal with them with the head judge being Constable Bonaventura


Sounds innocent right?

Okay, now Nevada is having SUCH A BUDGET crunch that they stopped sending out police cars to accident scenes to make police reports.  So because they say they "don't have the budget" to send out cops to make reports on accident scenes anymore, look at the complaints and problems piling up here - http://lasvegassun.com/news/2014/apr/04/month-after-metros-policy-change-accidents-complai/

Now let me get this straight - Nevada doesn't have money to send out cops to make reports on accidents but they've set up a whole WAREHOUSE where the cops are being paid OVERTIME?????

For what now?  Dangerous murders and rapists?

No we don't even have money to fight against rapists!!!  Look at the backlog of kits not being tested supposedly because of a shortage of money.  http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Update-on-backlog-of-untested-rape-kits--395036461.html

But they're now paying electricity, insurance, overtime, and all that jazz to process STREET PEDDLERS??
Remember Bonaventura has a love of porn performers. .He's not adverse to beating on women.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/warrant-issued-ex-vegas-constable-john-bonaventura

Seems he was suing over losing his job as Constable - and they gave him THIS job to placate him.  


Sexual harassment even.  Oh yeah this is a guy I want to have me alone in a dark warehouse without benefit of an attorney or my legal rights right ladies?  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/appeals-court-reinstates-sexual-harassment-case-against-former-las-vegas-constable


Now I ask you why would an alcoholic wife beating sexual harassing cop want to be working as a judge in this warehouse SO badly he's not even charging "overtime" to do it as the cops are being paid to work with it right?  


Now he might have gone into that computer because someone bribed him to.  He's not adverse to kickbacks https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/tag/las-vegas-township-constable-john-bonaventura/

I just have to ask myself why after ALL that Clark County has gone through with this guy WHY give him basically his own playground?  I mean this is something out of Star Chamber or something!  If this isn't a "real" court, then that means the law doesn't apply here.  It means they aren't under arrest.  If not under arrest, then I don't get a phone call and I don't get to speak to an attorney.

Worse - I don't think they get advised of when they're speaking to anyone if they're incriminating themselves or not.  I mean what if they open up one of these peddlers' bags and find a couple of human heads inside?  What then?  I mean if the guy was told "this isn't a real court and you're not going to jail" and he goes "oh okay" and hands over the heads - is something that would hold up in a real court or would they say he wasn't "read his rights" first or even that he was "entrapped" because he thought he was safe from ANY criminal charges.  

Let's look carefully at what this article says - it says they want to be able to "pull in someone who is walking around with a water bottle that has water from another source" in it" and "sunglasses" and "a blank CD".  The areas they want to target are the strip and the pedestrian bridges and walkways.

With everyone hating on this guy - WHY is Marilyn Kirkpatrick so "excited" about all of this?  I remember her well.    http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada-legislature/prostitution-bill-not-nevada-legislatures-agenda  ;One of our SWA members was testifying at the legislature about AB67.  There had been literally 45 groups that were all bogus made up groups who chartered a bus to go down and bombard the legislature with testimony to support AB67.  SWOP and SWA - the two groups who work with sex trafficking victims in Nevada were the only two objectors.  

While there, Aubrey calls me up and says "they're having a back door hearing that's not listed on the calendar".  I said "that's illegal".  She says "what do I do?"  I said "go and find out what they're trying to hide so badly".  Well she found George Flint sitting there, the Brothel Association lobbyist.  She told me he had gotten up there and told a whole pack of lies about what goes on in the legal brothels - and the claim they "protect them from trafficking" (which is absolutely false). 

I told her to "give 'em your side of the story kid" and she did.  George was so mad they lost he supposedly started yelling he was "retiring" and he was "done with this bullshit" because Aubrey really had painted him out to be a complete liar.  

Look at that article again.  The "Shady Lady" seems to be run by a nice older woman right?  Nope.  It was actually being run by the Hell's Angel's.  If you'd like to hear what they did to Aubrey - here you go.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stopsextrafficktalk/2013/06/05/nevada-legal-brothel-trafficking-exposed-1

We see NV Energy is one of her supporters.  https://www.ralstonreports.com/blog/nv-energy-gave-146000-2015-candidates 

But there's one sticky bit about taking taxes from a brothel at the state level as she's considered http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/nevada-bill-finally-tax-brothels-article-1.1337571  That is - if a person takes money from a prostitute anywhere else BUT the legal brothels - it's a FELONY.  It's called "pimping".  Now I know that it would be taxes from the brothels so that's not the same thing - but if Dennis Hof can take money from a prostitute and not be a felon but a guy in Clark County takes money and he's a felon - then doesn't that still then make the state a PIMP if THEY take money from the prostitutes without being a licensed brothel also?  

It does appear that Marilyn is supportive of a Chinese government owned investment coming to town however http://www.govtech.com/fs/Faraday-Futures-Groundbreaking-Catapults-North-Las-Vegas-Status-as-Manufacturing-Powerhouse.html

Frankly with all of this Chinese money coming into N. Las Vegas - I just can't imagine why she would be responsible for giving Bonaventura his own private little playground just to go after street peddlers.  Not when we're hearing they can't afford money for rape kits and cops on accident scenes - but they're funding this with overtime?

If you've ever gone along those walk ways where they want to target in this - you will see a lot of young girls who are trying to prostitute for the night.  Some have street pimps and some don't.  Most are young, scruffy and hungry.  There's a few pick pockets, drug dealers, pan handlers, mostly people who are lost and looking for a way to make a buck.  

I've had members of SWA come to me before saying they want to organize street outreaches there however because most of the girls there look young that are out there hooking.  The thing is - if you can be drug into this warehouse because of having a "pair of sunglasses" or a "bottle of water", or even a "blank CD" and the cops "word" you're out there "street peddling", I think I have a better idea who they're trying to target and why.  Honestly, if I was to go out looking for some young girls who might be interested in a "job" at a strip club, legal brothel, porn studio, etc. that would be one of the first places I'd look.  I say that because I've had our group members many times tell me they want to go there just to do an outreach to try and bring some kids in.

We don't like too much going over to Tropicana or Boulder Highway because most of those girls are addicts and MEAN.  They want to go get that next hit and you had better not get in their way!  

Call it a "hunch" but this just doesn't look good at all to me about what's going on down there.  I mean what kind of security cameras are there going to be running who will keep the judge and cops running the place 'honest".  

Again, with Bonaventura's history I wouldn't want to be in that warehouse at 2:00 am with him drunk, horny, lonely and no one really around on my side like a public defender.  





Thursday, April 21, 2016

LETTER TO THE IRS

Jody Williams, Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly Prostitutes Anonymous)
www.sexworkersanonymous.com
(702) 468-4529 Cell – (818) 646-3296 Landline


April 20, 2016

IRS Tax Exempt Dept.
Via Fax

Re: Cupcake Girls – EIN # 453970815
Sex Workers Outreach Project – EIN # 262264638
Erotic Service Providers Union Legal Education and Research Project – EIN # 272049888
Adult Performer Advocacy Committee – EIN #46-4118260

Dear IRS:

I’m writing you on behalf of the four nonprofits listed above. Their EIN numbers are also right after their names. The purpose my writing is to bring to your attention my understanding of a 501c3 nonprofit enjoying tax exempt status is they do not use this to drive the persuasion of new legislation without being a properly registered lobbyist at least. These four groups have been actively working together since at least 2013 that I can trace to directly impact legislation on issues pertaining to prostitution and sex trafficking, as well as to raise money for said goals. In my opinion, they are using these groups to carry out criminal conspiracies under the guise of being a tax exempt non-profit.

My research has shown the Cupcake Girls actually have a lobbyist named Kerrie Kramer. Ms. Kramer is also a lobbist for Live Nation, who represent both Charlie Sheen and Snoop Dogg, just to name but two of their clients who are known to be involved in illegal prostitution. Kerrie helped them write, and pass, a new law in Nevada actually. Assembly Bill 108 was based on the false claim prostitutes were unable to find work in Nevada because of their criminal record of prostitution. Only our program, Sex Workers Anonymous, was not having any problems at all finding reputable companies more than willing to hire women with this. https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Minutes/Senate/JUD/Final/1207.pdf 

I have a statement from a woman who worked with Joy Hoover stating not only has she seen their fund raisers be fraudulent, but further that Joy knew walking into the Nevada legislature her claim was false based on the fact this woman was working in a union job while also having a criminal record herself.

So why pass it? John Hambrick stopped returning our calls in 2013, and blocked us from all social media. So he’s shown a complete unwillingness to speak to an actual group of survivors of prostitution about their real issues and challenges. Preferring instead to partner with the Cupcake Girls on this Bill instead. Which in reality is a smoke screen for the brothel industry in Nevada to be able to expunge records of prostitutes by bypassing our program which only assists them to do so once they’re proven they’re leaving the sex industry entirely.

This way they can then help women with criminal records go in and apply for a brothel prostitute license – which currently they’re blocked from doing if they have a solicitation record. We’ve personally witnessed John Hambrick taking favors from Dennis Hof so we have no doubt where Hambrick’s loyalties lie and it’s not with helping sex trafficking victims to escape the sex industry. If he had done one shred of research into Joy’s claim – we would have told him the record proves no barrier in reality.

Do we have a problem with them using this to be able to hire women to work at the brothel despite having a past criminal record? That’s not our problem. Our program is that there is no easy “exit” program for them to leave the brothel physically if they so choose to. Dennis Hof and Lance Gilman, who basically are the only two brothel owners left in the industry have repeatedly refused all offers of ours to post flyers with our hotline # on it for women to call if they want to leave. They also fought back against Polaris requiring the signs with their hotline be posted in their brothels as well. With only one Salvation Army working as a shelter for these women, the brothels refusing to give them their money if they wish to leave, combined with the fact there is no public bus or even a cab company who they can call to get a ride out of the very rural areas these brothels are located in – this leaves them with no way out other than our program if they wish to leave. Yet our outreach RV was stolen and returned with a bomb planted in it. Our outreach car was destroyed. Our volunteer drivers have all been threatened off. So our problem isn’t with women going in to work for them – but in not having a clear way OUT if they choose to.

SWOP? I have a screen shot of SWOP in San Francisco telling a prostitute in Reno who had just left a brothel to “sleep in a doorway” while refusing to help her. She also refused to tell this woman about our hotline which would have sent a local Reno member out to help her and when we tried to reach out to the woman directly, Kristin blocked our access from her on Twitter. When we confronted her about this exclusion – Kristin said she would “rather she sleep in a doorway than call us for help”. Only that wasn’t Kristin’s choice to make. When choices are removed – then that’s a system of control and not “advocacy” as SWOP is claiming to be to the public at this time.

Here is a new clips about Maxine Doogan, head of Erotic Service Providers Union, speaking out about changing legislation in California. http://calwatchdog.com/2012/10/26/prop-35-toughens-sex-crime-penalties/ She not only came out fighting against Prop. 35, but has also filed a personal lawsuit with the intent to get prostitution legalized in California again, while also denying services to trafficking victims, which she claims don’t exist within the sex industry despite all evidence to the contrary. Maxine was convicted of being a felon for pimping in 2008 by the way.

Maxine has partnered with the Cupcake Girls, and SWOP, along with members of their respective groups who also have “day jobs” with such media as the Daily Dot, Daily Beast, Reason, Washington Post, and CNN just to name a few of their members who have identified to me they’re members of these groups and also working as reporters on staff at these publications. Publications which repeatedly refuse to post any of our personal views on these lawsuits, Bills, Propositions, etc. – even going so far as to remove our personal comments from the readers’ view in order to manipulate public opinion.

As for Sex Workers Outreach Project, they’ve changed a great deal since their original founder, Robin Few, died in 2012. Their main intent was to advise sex workers of their existing rights so they could know them and protect themselves against discrimination and harassment before. Since Robin’s death, a whole new board of directors has come into power in SWOP that violates their own guidelines requiring 80 % of them be active, or retired, sex workers. Currently I’m not finding even 25% of their board have ever seen a sex worker. Up until 2013, SWOP used to do outreach into the sex worker community to find out who needed help. When one needed help to exit the sex industry, or to get away from a pimp – we would hear the phone ring. We have responded effectively each time we were called.

The new direction SWOP has taken has been to call up every chapter leader they have and instruct them “not to speak to Jody at Sex Workers Anonymous or else”. They have been told if they speak to us about any of their members in their area, they will lose their leadership. They removed all of our members from their social media groups when we violated no guidelines. This to me transforms them into a criminal operation then if they’re going to actively deny any knowledge of services to help someone exit, or escape a pimp. These SWOP leaders have told me straight up they’ve been threatened about harm if they speak to us or even speak about us positively to anyone.

SWOP has been partnering with both Maxine Doogan Cupcake Girls, and APAC, on many fund raising, legislative projects, and to control the flow of information to their members. You can read up on some of these at http://www.swopusa.org/tag/legislation-and-laws/ They have pushed people to donate to Maxine’s campaign to change the laws with respect to prostitution, given them email addresses, publicity, and other support in their joining together of nonprofits with the goals of furthering the activities of both illegal prostitution, the legal brothels of Nevada, and the porn industry as well. Maxine has stated in the clip above she has no intention of stopping her work as an illegal prostitute, which means she’s using these activities to further criminal behavior which constitutes a conspiracy.

As well as to intimidate witnesses in criminal cases. You may have read that there are women in the porn industry claiming James Deen had raped them. James Deen was up until recently the director of the Adult Performers Advocacy Committee. While in charge of this group, he organized an “exit panel” for performers on how to leave the porn industry. He refused any of our members of Sex Workers Anonymous to come speak on how not only they left the industry, but also how our program helped them to do this. This was before the news broke of about 10 women now claiming James raped them.

It’s clear now he was trying to separate these witnesses from speaking together, or joining any group that would advocate for them on their behalf against him he did not control outside of APAC.

Some of the movies he makes are for Vivid. Vivid has partnered with a company that works with video gaming, and also online betting for fantasy football. Vivid has moved into Nevada because the laws favor them better in employee disputes, and with legislation with respect to film making. For example, Nevada does not require porn performers to get a permit to film in a private home. This is important for models who may disappear after a shoot. If a permit is not filed for, then no one might know where this person was supposed to last be shooting at, for what company, and who is legally responsible. This is but one of the many laws Nevada offers a company like Vivid which favors them over the performer.

But how do you drive the porn industry into Nevada when most of the laws, and the culture, in California favors the performers? Performers who want to leave the porn industry and get into “mainstream” films such as we saw Traci Lords break that barrier years ago in the 1980’s. One good way is this new “condom law” that’s been going around California unnecessarily. I say “unnecessarily” because the very definition of what makes a porn film vs. a mainstream film is entirely up to the producers and directors. If they call their film a “mainstream” film, then it has to film under the guidelines set down by the Screen Actors Guild who does not require such complicated filming standards on films I’ve seen shot that are just as explicit as any porn, and also for which there might even be more blood as we saw on the film where Brandon Lee was accidently shot in the head on set.

The whole “condom law” was set into motion by a complaint made on a James Deen film. http://pagesix.com/2016/03/10/james-deen-porn-company-cited-for-failing-to-use-condoms/ The publicity about this case has been controlled by “insiders” connected to Vivid, SWOP, Cupcake Girls and also APAC. Conveniently, the only complaint which set this whole law in motion was filed on a James Deen film. I’ve been a paralegal for 30 years. I was involved with getting the Trafficking Act of 2000 passed. I’m aware how the process works. So I attempted to get in touch with James Deen, members of APAC, the producer of the film, Michael Weinstein from AHF, and also Assemblymen Hall. After seeing their reactions to the news this whole lawsuit could be quashed in two seconds – there’s not a doubt in my mind this whole thing was being deliberately staged in order to get this condom law passed – and thus force as many performers in the industry into Nevada as it could.

I say this for a few reasons. The first being AHF claims this law is about HIV. However, the HIV outbreaks since the 1980’s are NOT in the porn industry, but instead in massage parlors, bath houses, spas, sex clubs, and other indoor operations such as legal and illegal brothels. Yet any attempts on our part to get Michael to speak to us about where we’re seeing the pockets of HIV epidemic – he refuses to speak to us. When we tried speaking to the Assemblyman on this law – we got the same non-response.

Thinking money might get their attention we went to the Ryan White Foundation to let them know how these people are refusing to listen to us about where HIV is a problem in the sex industry. I went to them because they remembered our work in the 1980’s with sex workers and the issue of HIV infection.

Their response was to deny AHF $3.8 million in grant money. Now that should have got their attention – but it did not.

Meaning there’s something more important they’re pushing for than the health protection of sex workers. Which if you look at the details of how Vivid partnered with these groups who are partnering with Google, Oculus, and the new upcoming 3D virtual interactive porn they’re wanting to hire people to work as performers with – then you begin to see why these strings are being pulled to move people into Nevada where they have better resources there as employers to control and exploit the workers.

In other words, the Adult Performers Advocacy Committee is NOT about advocating for performers but is a straw organization trying to push them into Nevada where the employers have a better base to control them through control over the media, the legislative process, licensing process, and a large system of people in their pocket who know how to make things “disappear” if they want to as we witnessed with “Operation Dollhouse” in 2007. Nevada has had more than one officer in trouble with breaking the law they’ve just “let it go”. I’ve had them suppress information on a murder case. We’ve seen this repeated over the years with either the complete lack of anyone at all to file any complaints at all with an Internal Affairs process, or the officers we’re trying to file complaints about we find they’re also in charge of not only their unit, but also the related Internal Affairs. There was a news clip recently about a Homeland Security officer involved directly in sex trafficking of Korean women whose boss said he could “do whatever he wanted” in Las Vegas when a family he was targeting tried to complain.

So how do we file a complaint on behalf of women claiming to be raped by an officer, when the officer in charge of Internal Affairs is that same officer? Combine that with the fact Nevada’s Review Journal has shown repeatedly they will go to any length necessary to not report on any story involving our name or presence – and you begin to see why they’re using APAC, SWOP, Cupcake Girls and Maxine’s group in a large conspiracy to control not only the sex industry, both legal and illegal, along with affecting legislation which favors them also.

Which if that’s what they wanted to do – fine. But in our opinion, they are abusing their non-profit status in the pursuit of those goals and misleading their members as to what their real goals are. I am an ex-sex worker. How they treat me, and our members and supporters, is how they view and treat sex workers. I do not find any of these people are registered lobbists. They are not being honest about their intentions, and it’s clearly not on the side of sex workers, performers, or the prostitutes, they’re claiming to be advocates for while in reality siding on behalf of the employers – not the providers. When they block them from us – they are blocking choice. That makes them traffickers and exploiters.

I can show in instance after instance where they have not sided with the performer, or worker, but instead is only pursuing their own agenda. This misdirection alone about what their real intent is – is all the more reason why I feel they are abusing their 501c3 nonprofit tax exempt status. Here’s one example – Mary who runs the Seattle chapter of SWOP went in front of the press and a police officer and she circled the ads which had appeared on a site the police had just arrested that she “identified as sex workers”. The site by the way was to advertise Korean women. The same Korean women being trafficked by this Homeland Security Officer by the way where arrests in Seattle just happened.

Meaning in reality, those people she fingered might not have even been sexworkers. Ads get placed all the time as jokes, or as revenge. I’ve had it done to me by people trying to play tricks on us (no pun intended). Membership in SWOP is supposed to be confidential and I see nothing in their privacy policy on their website that they are going to identify their members to law enforcement or the press without their presence and consent. Not one of those women she pointed the finger at were consulted first to give consent. Who would do that? An advocate for them? Who would say to Mary – sure go ahead and tell the cops and the press I’m a sex worker knowing that would then serve as probable cause for them to get a warrant, come in after my kids, seize my assets, etc. Again, not an advocate action.

Mary said further these were “not victims of coercion”. Further supporting my assertion SWOP is NOT advocating for sex workers but in reality advocating for the employers. If the women on that site were the same women who were being flown over here for Korea by a Homeland Security officer – I ask you would they not then employ someone like Mary to say the women were “not victims of coercion” to cover themselves from legal prosecution as traffickers? Protecting traffickers – not the sex workers.

Until such time as there is a union for sex workers, while most sex work is illegal still within the USA, the idea of a group advocating for them is one that they have to know IS on their side advocating for them and not selling them out. Which is why it’s important people believe if these groups are tax exempt that your stamp means they are what they represent they are. Let’s put it another way – let’s say Walmart doesn’t want to have a union put in their shop. So they hire “influencers” to set up a “workers advocacy group” where the people involved are pretending to be Walmart workers advocating for Walmart workers’ rights – while in reality they’re ensuring the workers don’t unionize, and don’t further push for legal rights they should have. You give that group tax exempt status and people think it’s real.

I can point to Stoya. This woman says she was raped by James Deen. Then she was falsely told she “had to” stand up and present an award standing next to James Deen at the AVN. No contract requires me to stand next to someone who harmed me physically and while a criminal and civil case might be open. To coerce me into pretending like “everything is ok” by photographing me standing next to him presenting an award does not serve my case either – but seriously then hinders my rape case against that man. I’ll have a jury going “well she didn’t seem to upset standing next to him”. Any lawyer, or advocate, on Stoya’s side, NOT the AVN, would have advised her differently as we would have. They didn’t. Our voice which would have advocated for her rights – is being silenced.

We are being actively blocked from any access or voice to the sex workers by the banding together of these groups as they’ve been doing since 2013, and their related contacts and “two jobs” within the media. For example, Alana Massey, has been open about being a reporter, and a member of SWOP as you can see on this link here. https://alanamassey.contently.com/pub/swop-nyc-org You’ll note not one story written by Alana carries the name of Sex Workers Anonymous nor Jody Williams.

So I’m writing you to ask that you reconsider these groups’ tax exempt status. I’d ask you to throw in the blog “Tits and Sass” who removed every article, every mention, every post, from our group dating back to 2007 but not only are they not a 501c3 nonprofit, but I have reason to believe they’re being threatened into doing this just as much as other blog writers within this community who have written me stating they were so threatened into removing us, and posts from us, from their blogs under threats by people all connected to these four groups in each case.

I’m further sending a copy of this letter to the Dept. of Justice so they can investigate further for a criminal conspiracy, as well as the office of Trafficking in Persons to examine how these groups were aiding the trafficking going on by men such as JooHoon David Lee, only one Homeland Security agent where it’s been established he was working for traffickers while an agent, falsely accusing competitors to the real traffickers in order to look like they were “doing their job” in an effort to fraudulently obtain money from our government, and nonprofits, as well as access to official resources and channels. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/las-vegas-restaurateur-says-former-fed-manufactured-criminal-case-against-him

I’m also asking the FCC to look into how their use of media has allowed this to happen by silencing our voice on this issue. NONE of this would have happened if not for the Telecommunications Act of 1995 which has silenced all voices of opposition on legislative matters such as these trafficking laws, and laws with respect to the sex industry itself, and it’s related issue of sex trafficking within both legal and illegal factions of the sex industry.

I have more evidence and news clips to support my position here if you’d like to review them. You can reach me at the above telephone numbers. Please know this is not some personal attack of mine. I have many members I speak for who are terrified of the retribution these people represent asking me to speak up for them. Meaning I have other information I can provide you with to prove my statements here are true that I have to be careful how I share this information, and witness’s names and therefore identities. Which is truly the beauty of what our hotline, and program provides. By being separate from the government, and law enforcement, we also are immune to the influence of corruption and therefore the pimps and traffickers we defend our members from. This allows us to speak up freely to you about what’s going on. So I thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Sincerely,

Jody Williams




Wednesday, March 16, 2016

TOLD YOU - MORE ON THE CUPCAKE GIRLS AND TRAP EXITS

My my my sometimes I hate it when I'm right about things.  I have written in this blog previously that the Cupcake Girls was not what they appeared to be with their claims they're there to "spread Christian love to show strippers how to exit the sex industry".

I wrote they were lying about their intent, lying to sex workers, and their TRUE alliances seemed to me to be with the "johns" trying to cover their ass, (their lobbyist is the same lobbyist for Live Nation who represent Snoop Dogg and Charlie Sheen), pimps, blackmailers and money launderers AND to set up a roadblock in between them and our program who HAS been helping men and women to exit the sex industry in Nevada, as well as worldwide, since 1987.

I also wrote there was only one logical conclusion to that whole smoke screen bullshit number they pulled in the Nevada legislature by spreading the LIE that "a stripper can't find work in Nevada outside of the sex industry when she has a record for prostitution" was to try and chase women into working at the legal brothels of Nevada thinking they "can't get a job outside of the industry if they have a prostitution record" which is absolute nonsense.

There are employers in Nevada I've placed sex workers in great jobs outside of sex work paying over $20 an hour or more with both prostitution records, drug records, even felony records.  I once had a member of our program who was in prison for five years on a felony charge who was a prostitute with a record a mile long get an early work release to work a job at a mortgage company where she was making $10,000 a week so don't give me the lie that "you can't get a job in Nevada with a prostitution record".  

There is only ONE reason for that law that John Hambrick and the Cupcake Girls passed Assembly Bill 108 https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Minutes/Senate/JUD/Final/1207.pdf  - and that's so that those with a prostitution record can get it expunged so they can get a license to work at a legal brothel in Nevada.

If you doubt me - read the law.  It says that to expunge the record they need to get a "judge to decide they were the victim of trafficking" when you put it into plain English.  I can say that having been a paralegal now for 29 years, and my father being an attorney.   Only if you were a victim of trafficking at the time of your trial you would have already presented said proof and there would be no charge.  The law does not require anything other than a judge's signature to get this expunged.

Hell I saw a judge in Nevada sign a warrant against me for impersonating myself when I presented a debit card to pay for a burger in Tonopah.  The charge cleared and no one filed a complaint.  But a police officer went to the burger stand owner and asked him to sign a complaint he "thought" I might not be me because he didn't ask me for an ID card at the same time.

With that warrant, I had five cops and a drug dog toss my house for hours.  Then after trashing my house, they said it was "unfit for a child to habitat" and called CPS to have my daughter removed from the home.  Luckily CPS insisted I be given four hours to "clean up the place".  After the inspection my daughter was allowed to stay.  So trust me - if they can get a judge to sign a warrant like that - they can get one to sign anything!

IF, and I said IF the Cupcake Girls gave one TWIT about finding their clients work outside of the sex industry they would have accepted the list I offered them of employers who hire those with records - not blocked me the minute I contacted them offering them the list.  I later learned they knew it was bogus because WHEN THEY WERE HEARING ASSEMBLY BILL 108 a member of their board was working at a job, a union job also, with a standing prostitution record.

So if a record didn't stop a member of her own board while this Bill was being heard - it's proof it was BOGUS what they claimed this was about.  So what it was ABOUT was about the Nevada legal brothels obtaining a loophole under which to be able to hire prostitutes to work for them who have criminal records for prostitution.  

I found this today - http://porninthevalley.com/2015/09/25/kristina-wildeveld-attorney-affiliated-with-sex-worker-non-profit-cupcake-girls-defends-convicted-wife-beater-michael-whiteacre-aka-ari-scott-bass/  showing that attorney associated with the Cupcake Girls is now defending Michael Whiteacre for domestic violence against a sex worker.

You may not realize this but Nevada is a very unique state when it comes to attorneys.  Anyone ever see the Soprano's?  Remember when his wife was trying to get a divorce and found out Tony had retained every decent divorce lawyer so she wasn't able to get representation?   In Nevada, if you hire an attorney out for yourself, then that attorney can not represent anyone who is in "conflict" or "opposition" with you.  Neither can anyone in their offices assist you or be hired by you for five years after they leave the employ of that office.  Meaning any paralegal or secretary who works in this office of this attorney can't assist you either if you are deemed to be someone wanting to sue one of their clients they've EVER had.

Meaning if Christina Parreira wants to hire an attorney to help her fight her husband with who she has multiple domestic violence charges - she's going to have to find someone else.  http://www.wfsb.com/story/28029567/cupcake-girls-provide-more-than-sweets-to-las-vegas-sex-workers  By the way, this article contains another lie - that is that "Cupcake Girls may be the only organization providing help with taxes and counseling".

WE assist our members obtain those services, and more, but we provide them to those who are LEAVING the sex industry or who have retired.  We do not provide assistance to active sex workers with no desire to leave because guess what?  THEY'RE MAKING MONEY AND CAN AFFORD THOSE THINGS.   This article confirms the ties between the Cupcake Girls and Dennis Hof as Christina works at Dennis' brothel, and her husband is friends with Dennis.  http://bunnyranchinsider.com/2015/10/dennis-hofs-new-bff-porn-stalker-michael-whiteacre-aka-ari-bass-convicted-of-beating-wife-who-works-at-dennis-brothel/  I'm sorry but my definition of being a "Christian" is I'm not going to ask Christina to testify to the press about how great my program is and then send her home to a man who is pimping her out and beating her.

Confirming our earlier opinion the Cupcake Girls is what we call a "trap exit" common to traffickers.  What I mean by that is it's well known that traffickers will routinely set up what appears to be a "trap exit" for their victims.   What we mean by this is that someone will often tell a victim "hey if you ever want to leave this - just call me".  Then if they call that person they are immediately reported back to the pimp for the attempt.   I saw an escort service being run by two LAPD agents (and it was not an undercover operation).  These guys would run ads with a different phone # and a different name so that if you worked for them and you were thinking about leaving and called that "other" phone number - you were BUSTED.  That was a "trap exit" they set up to try and keep tabs on who was getting ready to leave them.

There are also "trap exit" programs - that is programs set up to appear to be domestic violence shelters, or even sex trafficking shelters.  Only they have someone either working within the establishment that is on the pimp's payroll, or they have a "fake client" residing within the program.  Then when the victim runs to this shelter or program - the pimp is alerted "they're here" and then they take them back to the pimp.  I have heard of these "trap programs" in San Diego, Orange County, Florida, Texas, etc.  One of the advantages of being in this game as long as me is I've seen just about every trick in the book traffickers use to try and stop their victims from leaving them.

We had been getting calls the Cupcake Girls either refused to help someone leave the industry entirely, (making a public lie that one "can't get work in Nevada with  a prostitution record not only is a LIE - it's a way to convincing sex workers they have no way out if they have a record and is a form of control), that information they'd given them was reported to the police, and also that information they've given the Cupcake Girls had gotten back to their pimp.  Was any of this deliberate on their part?

Considering what some of their ex-employee's have told us they certainly weren't helping anyone exit the sex industry that's for sure.  Especially not when we were told money was being raised fraudulently, and some of us was used on drugs also.  I do know their claims have been false about helping "1000's of strippers in Nevada get free dental work".

The organization they connected to only help "indigents" of which strippers and legal prostitutes active in sex work don't qualify as.  However, those who have quit the sex industry do.  They have said their CFO is the man who was running "Congo Justice" in an interview, who was also head of the Nigerian Association of Las Vegas.  They however reported to me this man had since left after running off with over $26,000 of their money and almost destroying their nonprofit about a month ago.

But back to their lawyer.  The reason why Mobsters set this little law up about no one being able to work for another lawyer for five years or for a "opposing client" when they created Nevada was to protect all of their "privileged" information.  This is why the attorney's who help us we do not post their names online in order to protect them AND so they can assist you in a manner that won't get them disbarred either for helping you against men like this.

The reason for this is simple - some criminal attorney's in Nevada we've been told are already on retainer to the brothels or strip clubs and therefore won't sue them on behalf of a sex worker, or they are throwing cases on prostitutes who try and leave their pimp, or they're forcing the sex workers to have sex with them in order to take their case against a pimp.

Not unlike what we hear this prosecutor was recently arrested for doing to a sex worker in Michigan - http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2016/03/14/ags-office-announce-charges-against-prosecutor-dunnings/81758756/  In fact I'd say I've had sex workers report to me at least four attorney's in Las Vegas have insisted upon sexual favors from them in order to take their case.

But it is a common tactic to attack attorney's who defend sex workers against traffickers who won't let traffickers take their retainer, or sell out their clients.  You can look up what happened to Mongomery Sibley to see one such witch hunt if you'd like to see what they did to Jeane Palfrey's attorney.

Meaning also if you wanted to hire an aggressive female attorney to help you sue one of them it appears this one is already on Michael Whiteacre's retainer.

So forgetaboutit.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

NEVADA, SEX TRAFFICKING, LEGAL BROTHELS & SHARNEL SILVEY

I moved to Nevada in April of 1996.  I had been getting these horrible phone calls from Nevada since 1988 and was feeling powerless for many of these calls.  Let me give you an idea why.

Reno and Carson City are on the northern end of Nevada.  Las Vegas is on the southern or opposite end of the state.  Pahrump is one hour outside of Las Vegas.  There is only one highway that goes from one end of the state to the other.

Up to 2012, there was no Greyhound bus line that would go from one end of the state to the other.  Meaning if you wanted to go from Las Vegas to Reno before 2012, and didn't have a car you were just out of luck.  Take a look at a Nevada map to see what I mean by how the state is laid out.


There are strip clubs in the Las Vegas area, along with a lot of massage parlors, and the same for Carson City and Reno area.  But the smaller towns in between like Beatty and Goldfield - they're very small towns.   Now take a look on the map at where the Bunny Ranch Dennis Hof owns is with respect to Carson City.  The Bunny Ranch is a THREE 1/2 hour drive from Las Vegas and an EIGHT HOUR from Reno.  


Then take a look at where the Mustang Ranch is 20 minutes outside of Reno on this map.


Here's where you can really visualize what it's like in Nevada to drive to these legal brothels on Google Maps.   Twenty minutes doesn't sound like a lot but when you're driving it down a dark highway - it feels like forever! https://www.google.com/maps/place/World+Famous+Mustang+Ranch/@39.5439694,-119.5574578,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8099225f746c934d:0x275b77de4045461a  You can go into Google Maps and type in their address, and actually look around from a 360 degree angle to see photographically what you'd see driving in and out of these brothels into the middle of a dirt highway.   Then imagine it at night.  

Now many brothels have shut down like the Shady Lady for example.  Here's a map of where there are existing brothels as of 2016.   Which keep in mind is even fewer than Nevada had years ago before the 2008 economic crash.  


Brothels are allowed to operate in Nevada in Lyon County, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_brothels_in_Nevada, Lander, Humboldt, Mineral, Nye, Storey, White Pine and Elko County.  There were no legal brothels in Nevada before 1971 either.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustang_Ranch  As far as I know, there is no other state but Nevada that has legal brothels.  While some states have areas where it's not illegal such as Rhode Island for a while allowed it to operate behind closed doors.  

The legal age of consent for sex in Nevada is 16 years old - and one can apply for a license to work in these brothels as a legal prostitute at 18 years of age also in some counties like Lyon.    Some counties require that you have to be 21 years old.  The laws have changed and at one time you could be over 16 to be licensed as a brothel prostitute.  When the child trafficking law was passed  in 2013 http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/nevada-movement-draws-line-human-trafficking  - that's when the brothel license had to elevate their legal age to 18 years of age. http://prostitution.procon.org/sourcefiles/LyonCountyTitle5Chap3Prostitution.pdf

Another fact not commonly known is that some brothels in Nevada have built-in strip clubs.  To work as a dancer in the club, one only needs a work and sheriff's card.  You can be younger than 18 years old to get a work and sheriff's card.  NRS 609.210 has an exception "unless the minor is in the casino area to provide entertainment pursuant to an employment contract".  Meaning they can work as an entertainer with a "contract" under 18 years of age.   

In fact, in 2014 the court ruled that stripping is a "job".  Because it's a "legal job", therefore one can get a work permit to work a "job" under 18 years of age with special work permits in Nevada.  
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2815137/Nevada-court-says-Strip-club-dancers-employees.html  To get the exception to work there under 18 years of age - the "sale of alcohol can't be the primary business".  Which of course in a brothel/strip club the service of alcohol is not "primary". 

Meaning that when we've heard women talk about 16 year old's working in the strip clubs literally in the same building as the brothel - yes it's legal in Nevada.  How?  Because the strip club is in the brothel where the "primary business" is the brothel so the sale of alcohol in that club is "secondary".  Meaning that yes it's legal for a 16 year old to be stripping in that strip club literally in the same building as the brothel.  Which in some cases is separated by only a few steps.  

* Note - you can't get a license to work in a brothel with a past record for conviction on a prostitution charge.  The Cupcake Girls and  Nevada Speaker of the House, John Hambrick, made a claim that "strippers were not able to find work because of a prostitution conviction and/or they weren't able to expunge their records for a prostitution arrest.  

Based on this claim - this law was passed by their efforts in 2013. https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Minutes/Senate/JUD/Final/1207.pdf.  It states basically that "if you can prove to a judge you were trafficked that judge can expunge your records".  Okay let's use some common sense here.  If you could prove you were trafficked when you were in court the first time - YOU WOULDN'T HAVE A PROSTITUTION CONVICTION.  

The thing is, Joy Hoover had a volunteer working with her organization  when she lobbyied for this law who was working as a secretary at another company than Cupcake Girls with a past record so she KNEW that it does NOT block one from finding work in Nevada.  Here's a website showing the names of companies in Nevada who hire FELONS.  https://xamire.com/felons-jobs/nevada  So those companies will not give one twit about a solicitation charge which is a misdemeanor.  The Urban League gets felons work - http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/las-vegas-urban-league-helps-put-felons-back-work  This is a list of temp agencies that hire felons - http://local.survivalinsight.com/Felon_Friendly_Employers_Las_Vegas_NV-p1709545-Las_Vegas_NV.html  I have a list of companies who regularly hire men and women with prostitution records, even more than one conviction.  However, they don't like advertising this fact and I respect their wishes not to publish this list online.  It's not exactly great PR to shout you shout you hire ex-hookers and felons.   But since 1996, I've had no problems with ex-sex workers finding work of any kind in Nevada with a past solicitation conviction.  

As for expungement, we've also had no problem with that either.  We've prepared a file where we've asked the court to review the person's employment record, their rent receipts, along with medical records if there was completed drug treatment and therapy, and letters of recommendation if they did volunteer work, joined a local church, their landlord or boss, etc.  We've also gone into court with the member explaining to the judge not only how this person has changed their life, but how their record is hindering them from that new life.  For example, if they want to obtain a real estate license to sell houses or mortgages - then the record needs to be expunged, or we need approval for them to have an exception, so they can get licensing to find work.  We've been approved on every case we've gone to court requesting expungement, or a license exception for work, without having to retain an attorney where the average retainer is $1500-2500.  

Under the new law that John Hambrick and Cupcake Girls passed with this false claim showing they are actively LYING to sex workers by telling them their records will hold them back from taking other types of jobs, or obtaining other licenses for work, basically now any judge can sign to have their record expunged NOT based on proof they've left the sex industry - but instead based on what that judge considers "proof of trafficking" provided to them.  This will allow that person to obtain a license to work in the brothels.  

Clever.  What a clever way to get a prostitution charge removed from your record without that silly old way we used to do it in the courts by going in with a minimum of a year's worth of records proving they were now out of the sex industry, and/or needed an expungment to obtain a license to work such as a real estate license.   I mean if they told voters and politicians that this was so a convicted prostitute could get a brothel license I doubt it would have passed.  

Why do I make that accusation?  Because the premise is a lie they based this whole law passing on that's why.  Getting the right judge in Nevada to expunge records won't be hard.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/constable-shred-investigation-porn-star-searches  I had a judge sign a warrant claiming I had "impersonated" myself when I used my own debit card with my name on it to buy a burger.  Yep.  Not kidding.  The police came in and took my debit cards, my checkbook, and then made me come in and "prove" that I was myself in order to get them back!  BTW - the Bonaventura's are very close http://lasvegassun.com/news/2001/aug/03/former-constable-bonaventura-dies/  The constable  Bonaventura was the brother of the judge Bonaventura who is the father of the Assemblyman Bonaventura.    Makes you wonder what this Bonaventura was doing illegal searches on porn performers for doesn't it?

Okay now back to Nevada and our work there.  I wanted you to get a visual eye for how Nevada is laid out for one.  Then to see how the brothels and strip clubs are scattered all over the state.  Imagine how you can't get on a bus to get from one end of the state to the other also.   Now the two main shelters in Nevada for a prostitute in trouble would be the Shadetree for women and the Salvation Army shelters which are both in Las Vegas.  Which as you can see by the map is hours  and hours away for someone who is on the northern end of Nevada or even in Pahrump or Mound.  

There are no cab companies in the towns where there's legal brothels either.  The zoning is set up for the legal brothels so that there's no other businesses within so many feet of them either.   Even if there was, there are laws in each county that restrict whether you can leave the brothel and walk down the street at all, with some counties saying you can walk out on foot, but you have a "curfew"  to be back in the brothel by 9 pm.  All of them have a 48 hour restriction when you first come to work at the brothel while waiting on your HIV/AIDS test results.  So literally the first day you walk into the brothel at maybe 18 years of age (or younger if you're there as a dancer), you can't walk out again for 48 hours!  Even you could - where would you go for a ride out of there with no cabs in the town?  

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stopsextrafficktalk/2013/07/08/hear-from-a-nevada-brothel-prostitute  This is an interview with a woman who we helped get out of the legal brothels in Nevada in 2012.  Let her describe what the conditions are like up there for her - talking about being raped daily by a police officer who was coming to supposedly pick up HIV/AIDS test results weekly.   Why didn't you hear about this?

Ironically when we went to file a complaint against the man, we were told to "file it with the Police Chief".  That was the instructions that appeared on the website for Reno also - to "file it with the Chief of Police".  The Chief was that same man she told us was raping her when he'd come to pick up the test results!  We asked for Internal Affairs for the Reno police station and were told there was none in 2012.   In 2012 and 2013 - there was no Internal Affairs office for Reno. 

I remember clearly going to try and file a complaint against this officer in Reno because she reported he was not taking in the HIV/AIDS test results into the lab.  This poses a threat to public safety.  We were told that this was the policy and there's no way she was going to walk into that police station to face him to file a report.  I also know what the website said in 2012 when we went to look into filing a complaint.  However, when I went to take a screen shot of their page to show this - I found the site had changed.  It now reads there IS an Internal Affairs.  I found that quite interesting. http://www.reno.gov/home/showdocument?id=26107 In fact, in looking at the only report that appears on their site - it's dated 2014.  It also reads on the report that it's for 2010 to 2014.  

I then found a document claiming that an "Internal Affairs" had actually been in existence in Nevada since the 1980's I've never seen before in google searches.  I found that interesting and wanted to see the reports for pre-2010.  I also wanted to see who was in charge in 2012 when we originally went to make the report.   Look at what I found!  A bunch of news listings on Google about a man who was "instructed to lie to Internal Affairs in Reno" but when you click on the news articles - there's nothing there!




But I kept digging and voila!  I found one article that hadn't been taken down about this "lying to Internal Affairs".  Evidently "mynews4" has removed everything about this but I found the Wisconsin Gazette paper that had published something.  http://www.wisconsingazette.com/breaking-news/reno-police-chief-hires-investigator-for-sex-harassment-case.html  Seems that officer James Steigmaier had tried to file a report to Internal Affairs and other officers supposedly responded by threatening him and "discrediting him".  Oh Jim how well I know how those shoes fit!  Ever since we started trying to file complaints against officers who were abusing women in some fashion either through rape, trafficking, violence, corruption - Nevada officers and politicians have been doing a real good job of "discrediting" me also.  Lovely things like refusing to take a police report when my front door was kicked in on the claim I "did it myself for attention".  That sort of thing.  As for my accusations that the media can't be trusted in Nevada - well explain to me where the articles went in Nevada on this issue and why the only one I can find is a paper in Wisconsin?  

So you have an idea that when I'm getting calls for help to "come get me out of here" then I'm looking at literally physically if I'm not in the same town as that person making the call then there's going to be a problem.  In other states, if I get a call from a woman who has just been beat up and left by her pimp in the middle of the street somewhere I can call the local police in other cities if I don't know of anyone and ask them to help me get her to help and they'll respond.  But not in Nevada in the 1980's and 90's.  Oh no.  

Nor could I tell them to "get in a cab" or "hop on a bus" or even "get on a shuttle to the airport" because they don't exist near any of the legal brothels and some of the strip clubs which are inside of the brothels.  If you read about Joe Conforte's past, he shot a famous boxer dead in cold blood IN FRONT OF A COP and didn't serve on day in jail!  Meaning that when I was outside of Nevada and I'd call the local police to help me get a woman in trouble from point A to the bus station or airport to get her out of there - I'd have the cops tell me to go fly a kite because some of them were on Joe's payroll.  Even the guy that took the fall for Joe was sentenced to "life" and then was released a few years later when the press died down.  

Now you have an idea why I decided to move to Las Vegas in April of 1996.  My mother and grandmother moved there in 1994 after the Sherman Oaks earthquake had destroyed all of our homes.  We all lived in the same apartment building on Coldwater Canyon in 1994.  When the earthquake leveled our homes - I got married and moved to Nebraska.  My mom and grandmother went to Las Vegas.  So I shut down my business, canceled my radio program that was #2 in three states rating wise when I did this (second only to Husker football), sold our rental properties, and we moved to Las Vegas at first to be where my mom and grandmother were and so my mom could help also.  

After we got there - then when I would get calls "please help me" I'd be able to hop into the car and go and get them to help.  The drives to Pahrump from Las Vegas wasn't bad - but the drive or flight to Carson City, Reno, was a whole other story!  

Come meet Sharnel Silvey.  http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2003-04-12-brothel_x.htm  She used to manage the Mustang Ranch.  I was not the only one to want Joe out of the brothel business with the way he was abusing the women working there.  But technically what he was doing was legal.  Anything not legal everyone was too scared to file a complaint.  ESPECIALLY after he shot the boxer dead and nothing happened to him.  If you saw the movie based on him with Joe Pesci and Helen Mirren you'd know that Joe ruled his kingdom.  The women I'd help get away from him were severely traumatized and there just was no way to file any charges against the man.  

Realize there was no Internal Affairs in Reno until 2012 (supposedly), and the man who used to come pick up the HIV/AIDS test results weekly I was told was the same man as the Chief of Police there in Reno for a very long time also.  The only thing I could think of was how they got Al Capone.  So I called the IRS to file a complaint against Joe knowing he didn't keep honest books.  Guys like that don't.  Sharnel helped things along by "accidentally" leaving the wrong set of books out the IRS found she told me and they found them.   She wanted out of there also but knew she'd never be able to be free until Joe was out of there first.  As you can see by that article, Sharnel still had a close relationship with the other working girls in 2003 despite the fact she was now out of prostitution, clean and sober, and attending a small church in northern Nevada which I won't name.  

But after Sharnel left the sex industry, and did get clean, I was able to call upon her for help when we needed someone picked up on the northern end of Nevada.   She knew the other women working at the other brothels were being kept sheltered by having to live on the premises, and by their pimps.  Many were even kept from watching TV and many weren't allowed to read magazines even.  If you were on duty - you'd actually be penalized for reading because you had to "be ready" to do a line-up at the drop of a hat during your shift.  The Review Journal wasn't writing up any articles on our program or hotline - so how do we get help to these women when they're on the brothel grounds 99.99 percent of the time with the pimps, the madams, and the brothel owners, as well as men like Kemp Shiffer running around with his IRS badge.  

How did Kemp operate for 12 years without being arrested?  Kemp was a retired police officer who became an IRS agent.  He then was one of the agents who took over "management" of the Mustang when Joe fled the country.  Knowing the legal age of consent for sex is 16 in Nevada, but 18 in California, Kemp would hop over to the Oakland area of California, hook himself up with some young girls in foster homes, group homes, with step-parents, or even a horrible mother, and talk about how they could come work as a waitress in the restaurant legally in the brothel.  Using his badge and that he was an ex-cop - people trusted him.  

At 16 years old, this girl would then get a special work permit to work as a waitress in the restaurant.  That would get her inside the brothel and used to the people, the customers, the building, etc.  From working as a waitress, she would then be befriended by the other women who would teach her how to dance for more money.  Then once she turned 18 years of age - no problem getting the brothel license and by then she's worked there for two years.  That's why the IRS fired him but couldn't arrest him.  I mean why does an ex-cop and ex-IRS agent go and become an accounting professor at University of Reno?  To get access to young college girls that's why!  After 12 years of getting really cocky - he then finally did step over the line and he only gets TWO YEARS?  Really?  

Anyway, I didn't want to file a 501c3 nonprofit for Sex Workers Anonymous.  If I did, then I'm open for auditing by the IRS.  I'll give you three guesses why I didn't want to open myself up for an audit by the IRS while I'm in Nevada and butting heads with Kemp Shiffer!   But we want to set up an alternative sentencing program in Nevada like I'd done in Los Angeles in 1987 and in Allentown in 1989.  To do that however, we need a nonprofit.  In Allentown, we formed the "Program for Female Offenders" and that was our nonprofit.  So Sharnel and I are wondering what we're going to do on this point.  That's when she said she could get her church to help her form "A Scarlet Covering" as a 501c3.

Now her outreach into the brothels was brilliant.  She would get these roses and put  the hotline phone number on the inside of the wrapping for the individual roses.  Then she'd go up to the brothels by trading on the fact most of the madams knew her on sight and by name so they'd talk to her.  Sharnel would then say she "wanted to give them a rose and tell them Jesus loves them" and she'd start Bible thumping.  

Well - that would get the madam, or the owner, or the pimp to walk away and leave her alone with the prostitute!  They figured she was "harmless" and just talking "Bible stuff" and so they'd tune her out.  That's when she'd tell them "if you ever want help to get out of here - the phone number is inside the rose where they don't know where it is to take it from you".  Remember, these women aren't walking around with a laptop or a yellow pages.  

Once she did that - the phones' ringing off the hook.  Especially those who got busted or sick and lost their brothel license.  What most would do then is just go up to Carson City/Reno area and prostitute on the streets.  Also, the young girls waiting to turn legal age would come up from California and hook in the red light districts of northern Nevada.   Pretty soon what this means is our hotline is getting an equal amount of calls from both ends of the state!   But with Sharnel, and members of her church up there on the northern end of Nevada, and me covering the southern end of Nevada - we've got the state pretty well covered.

You can read here Sharnel has got herself a job working "for friends taking care of their elderly father for $300 a week".  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/ex-prostitutes-walk-tough-road-economic-freedom-amid-recession  and that she's doing  lot of outreach now to prostitutes.  See us mentioned?  Nope.  We wanted it that way also because the ones she'd come across that needed to get away from their pimp or traffickers we didn't want them to know Sharnel was getting them into the front door, and I was taking them out the back door.  

By 2009, using "A Scarlet Covering" as the 501c3 nonprofit we needed to approach the court - the first alternative to sentencing program was founded in Nevada.  Sharnel was even doing out reach with the Reno Street Enforcement Teach http://archive.rgj.com/article/20091101/LIV/911010301/Helping-hookers-Former-madam-leads-efforts-assist-prostitutes  The plan was to run this program for about two years - then after setting a great record we were going to expand the program across the whole state and into Clark County (Las Vegas).  Here's a report on the program - http://ag.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/agnvgov/Content/Hot_Topics/Victims/Final_Report_February_2011.pd

But remember when you're reading this - 2009 was still when there were powerful men trying to get the Nevada legislature to approve expanding the legal brothels into downtown Las Vegas.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada-legislature/prostitution-bill-not-nevada-legislatures-agenda  Read what it says on here very very carefully.  It says "not on the agenda".  I have a tape of the proceedings if you'd like to see them.   On February 18, 2013, there were 45 "abolition" groups who went to the Nevada legislature to "support AB67" which was a sex trafficking bill.  SWOP and SWA were the only two groups who opposed AB67.  

After the hearing for AB67 was over in the morning  - all those "abolitionists" went home.  They refused to stay and go in with us to that "back room hearing" that wasn't listed on the calendar where George Flint, the Brothel Association Lobbyist tried to convince them to let the brothels expand into Las Vegas.  Aubrey, the woman in the interview above, got up by herself and told the legislators what it was like inside those brothels for the women from her "first hand experience".  She also read a letter from other Nevada survivors on what we'd like to see done to change things to help us.  To their credit, the legislature turned down their bid and the Mob Museum now sits where they had once wanted to build legal brothels.  So we won!  

I want you to see that in 2009 when the alternative sentencing program was created in Nevada - there were very large powers that were also wanting to expand the legal brothels geographical area of operation into Las Vegas where we also had our sights set on expanding our program to help prostitutes.   Some of those people were the brothel owners, the owners of the Review Journal, the then mayor Oscar Goodman, some men from the Cashman family (who called to threaten me and try to scare me out of Nevada saying they'd "been there longer than me"), Lance Gilman, Joe Richards, Heidi Fleiss, even Gene Simmons was considering becoming an "investor" in the "magnificent brothels" that Oscar was promoting around the world to try and get this passed.   Lance Gilman, current owner of the Mustang Ranch, is also an adviser to governor Brian Sandoval, and the head of the Nevada Board of Economic Development.  A board that includes just about every major business in Nevada such as Cox Cable, Nevada Power, the Review Journal, and a lot of other large Nevada corporations.  That's who we were up against folks!  You can read the clips about all of this at www.hightechmadam.com

Now remember that "elderly gentlemen" she was caring for now as her job for $300 a week?  He had cancer.  The man also felt grateful she was caring for him because there were no other CNA's anywhere within driving distance to his home.   So guess what?  He told her that "after his death he wanted her to go out and buy herself some new clothes".   She did.  Sharnel took and used the card he told her to use to buy what he told her to buy before he died.  Only after she did this, I remember she got a phone call from Joe in Brazil.  He had sent her an expensive piece of jewelry also.  

I asked her what was up and she told me he had asked her to come down there to help him "run women" with him there where it's legal.  She turned him down and told him about what we were doing in Nevada - and our plans to expand it into Las Vegas and the whole state soon.  Well after the old man was dead and buried - the family suddenly out of left field presses charges against her for theft.  There unfortunately was no written Will to prove what he'd told her before he died and Sharnel was charged not just with theft, but with "elder abuse" as well.  She got five years.  http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/96102589.html  I can't help but wonder why her "friends" would turn against her like that.  I feel even more so it was a set-up because of the way the media changed after her arrest.  Before if you google'd her name - you'd see one article after the other about her work helping prostitutes in Nevada.  After the arrest - it was "elder abuse" and "thief" and just one smear after another without me being able to find one of the other articles about her work to balance out the reports on her arrest.  It looked like the media was trying to make it so that's all you saw when you went to read the story - that she was some kind of monster.  

Contrast that this was her first offense, it was a misunderstanding  (or a frame-up depending upon how you look at it), and she received five years with no shortening of her sentence or time off for good behavior because it was "elder abuse".  While Kemp Shiffer got TWO YEARS.  TWO! https://www.fbi.gov/lasvegas/press-releases/2012/retired-irs-agent-sentenced-to-two-years-in-prison-for-transporting-woman-into-nevada-for-prostitution  

I mean what's wrong with this court system in Nevada and their values.  I warned Sharnel walking into the court to get an attorney.  She kept insisting to me that "because of her work with the prostitutes" and her "friendship with the family" that she'd "just explain it to the judge and it will be dismissed".  I warned her I thought it was a frame-up to shut down our program and plans and to get an attorney.  They did not give her another date to pass sentence, nor any time to manage her affairs.  They literally took her right out of the court room and into prison for five years!

I remember how massive of a shock it was because no one was prepared.  We had no keys to the building where the meetings were being held - she had them.  We didn't have any of the passcodes for the email, or the voicemail on the phone - and calls and emails were just going unanswered because we had no idea how to pull up the messages.   She was also taken into prison where I was told I couldn't visit her without being put on the list first.  Which how am I supposed to reach her to tell her to put me on the list when I can't visit her?  I got nothing but the runaround every time I called the prison to try and get in to visit her to get the codes for the records, the phones, the emails, the website, etc.   I sent her more than one letter that came back claiming I hadn't "addressed it properly" or "inmate has moved" or some other excuse.  

What I can talk about now I couldn't talk about back then to anyone was our "Tonopah Station" as I used to call it.  When you're getting calls from women all over the state who are calling you flat broke, no ID cards, no cars, no place to live, and maybe not even shoes on their feet because they've been thrown out of a moving car, or they've been shot five times in the back with a 9mm because of running away from their pimp - I mean what do you do?  

I wasn't going to form a 501c3 and get our donors harassed by the IRS or stalled like the Tea Party was stalled for years from even being approved.  I didn't want our members files to be public record either.   You need a nonprofit to hold fund raisers and grants.  Sharnel was using "A Scarlet Covering" to run the alternative sentencing program.  We needed to be able to have a place to put women that couldn't be found.  Not by ex-cops private investigators like Chris Butler, or constables like John Bonaventura, or men with access to the Governor like Lance Gilman.  

Welcome to Tonopah.  We met a man who owned just about everything in Tonopah at one time.  He owned the Clown Motel, a bunch of apartments, the little casino in town, the thrift store that sold clothing and furniture, and also he sold used cars on payments to people who had bad credit or needed a break.   The motel even served breakfast to tenants.  

So guess what we could do?  We could literally show up at the motel at 2:00 a.m. with a banged up woman and get her into a room without any questions asked or needing any money.  In the morning, she'd have a continental breakfast.  Truckers stay at the motel and if we needed to get her out of state - the morning in the parking lot we could get her into the cab of one of those trucks and to wherever she needed to go courtesy of the wonderful truckers.   

If not, we'd call the Pahrump social worker.  Because it's a tiny office - the worker would come right out with a bag of food, a check, a medical pending slip, a housing voucher, and a coupon good for furniture and clothing to set up a new house.   If she needed to apply for SSI disability - the worker would help her fill it out .  If not, and she needed to work - she'd be hired at the motel, the casino, the thrift store, or wherever they needed someone to work.  Then this patron saint would take those vouchers and move her into an apartment, get her some furniture, some clothing, and even get her a car on payments she could afford.  He didn't do it for charity now really.  He got paid because our program does believe in the 7th tradition.  But he worked with us to accept those payments and vouchers, and to break things down to where we could get her in and set up considering the situation. 

There was a psychiatrist who was based out of Pahrump who would come up to the jail once a week and he'd see anyone who needed anti-anxiety medication or psychiatric medications.  The man who owned the hospital and ER in town also owned the town nursing home.  So if they were banged up pretty bad - we could also take her into the ER and then they'd keep her until she was well enough to be on her own.  Came in handy if she needed drug treatment because then her medical records showed she was in a nursing home not a drug treatment program.  Important to have if you don't want your medical records to say you've been in drug treatment.  It also allowed us to move her around from room to room if there was someone looking for her to keep her safe.  

We had a therapist who specialized in PTSD and working with prostitutes who would do weekly therapy via skype.  We'd have weekly meetings at the local bookstore in town which was across the street from everything - the motel, the casino, the apartments, etc.   They also had NA and AA meetings there.  If she didn't have a computer for her skype therapy sessions - the bookstore would let her use their computer and a back room.  

Then once they were on their feet, stable, healthy and wanted to move on out of Tonopah - they could either hit Carson City with Sharnel or Las Vegas.  If they wanted to go further - they again could hitch a ride with a trucker or they'd have the car paid off by then to drive themselves.   We had a little assembly line of recovery going by then.  There's a lot of retired veterans who live in Tonopah and would go to the AA meetings.  If I needed help to go pick up someone calling for help in Pahrump, Vegas, Mound, Reno, Lake Takoe, I could get one of the volunteers to go or even ask one of the truckers to pop on a passenger for us with "mum's" the word.  Some drivers would drive up and down the state almost daily - so we had regular truckers even we could count on to pop a woman into a truck and bring her to safety.   

(PS - after Truckers Against Trafficking came to pass we have trouble getting rides from truckers anymore for victims.  Now I spend time arguing with them telling me "call the national trafficking hotline for help" and they walk away.  The few I get to call the hotline themselves to learn that's not going to get a woman from Storey County into a program in Las Vegas who has no money - take me an extra hour to convince them to call and then convince them we're not going to get them in trouble with their boss.  We're just on the "down low" as they are about it.  Seems they have trouble understanding no matter what the program may be in Nevada - no one transports the woman there and we have to get her there!)

As for those under 18 years of age - up until Judge Voy opened his courtroom we'd take them to a bus station or airport and www.childrenofthenight.org would fly them out to them.   Only after Judge Voy took over and opened courtroom 12 - he had other plans.  Before, social workers, police, probation officers, would call me when they had a minor on their hands who needed to get away from a pimp.  I had one girl who actually stabbed her pimp to death and needed to get out of Vegas before his associates came looking for her.  With her, her probation officer brought her to my house where I then got her to the airport and then to Children of the Night.  

I had another case where the father was pimping both the mother and all of his four daughters.  The mother thought the only way out was to kill her daughters, and then herself, so she had drugged the girls and then tried to kill herself.  She didn't do it right and everyone wound up in the hospital.   The eldest teenager daughter when she woke up grabbed the other girls and came to my house for refuge.  I had the father banging on the door demanding I return them.  I took them out the back and put them on a bus to Children of the Night and they're all fine now.  One graduated college, and the other is married with two kids now.  

Now in 2007 - I had given a press conference about how sex trafficking was real in the legal sex industries of Nevada.  I have clips at www.hightechmadam.com about this international press conference.  Judge Voy was aware of the press conference - so he knew we were operating in Nevada in 2007.  So it's not like no one knew who I was in Las Vegas in 2008 when Judge Voy decided a better approach to teen prostitution was to not give them to us, not give them to Children of the Night, but to instead lock them up in jail.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/judge-touts-safe-house-kids-ensnared-prostitution   BTW - he admitted in print he had locked up girls WITHOUT there being a criminal charge because he was "worried" they "might work the streets".  I'm sorry but isn't there a law about "habeas corpus" or something about you can't "deny someone their freedom without due process"?  

He then starts parading these teens in jail around to the press while asking for $2,000,000 to open his own residential 14 bed program.  Mind you - he sees 14 girls at least a week in his courtroom.  Having 14 beds wasn't going to even put a dent in being enough IF you could get those girls to stay in a locked down facility.   The only way would be to arrest them and then force them to stay.  This lock-down program also takes them out of school, and away from any good friends and family they have, a local church program, and certain away from other survivors in recovery.  

Meaning in 2008, suddenly I have a judge who has decided instead of getting these girls into existing help he's going to parade them around while asking for money like they do with abused animals to get money donated to the ASPCA.   Oh I forgot - an operating budget yearly of $649,000.  Where is that going to come from?  This was the "better solution" than the existing one we had which wasn't costing the state a penny.  For those sent to Children of the Night - Nevada never paid one penny for their transportation or their housing. Those who came to us - same thing.  We never charge for what we do.   But after Judge Voy opened courtroom 12 - every social worker, probation officer, and cop was told by him and by the mayor Oscar Goodman that "if you even read the report Jody Williams and Melissa Farley have written - you'll be fired" in 2007.

Shame.  Maybe if Andrea Swanson's husband had read the report in 2007 their own daughter might not have fallen prey to a pimp that she spoke about at the hearings for AB67 in 2013.   I say that because her husband was in law enforcement and thus one of the men threatened with being fired if they even spoke to me, let alone read our report, about how sex trafficking operates in Nevada, and what you can do to pull your kid out of it written not by law enforcement - but by someone who has been working with this community since 1984 overall and in Nevada since 1996.

What ever happened to "station Tonopah"?  First we started noticing a lot of zoning violations.  I remember the parking lot had to be repaved.  Then roofs had to be redone.  The electrical systems had to be upgraded in all the buildings.  The propane tanks had to be moved further back and 10 feet off the ground.  Then one apartment complex was divided into two counties.  Meaning that suddenly there was two zoning inspectors from two counties out for the same buildings!  One of the judges for the Goldfield county was an hour drive away!   Doesn't sound that hard until you realize how expensive it is to get any licensed contractors out to Tonopah!   Anyone licensed was either in Vegas or Carson City and thus an arm and a leg just to get an estimate done.   Then to bring in equipment like to pour the cement and tar in the parking lot?  Another arm and a leg.   But this man kept rolling with all these zoning violations.   He told us they hadn't bothered him before - but boy were they coming now!

When that didn't seem to deter him from helping us - a fire broke out and almost burned down one whole apartment complex.  He had to redo the  whole roof he'd just installed in one whole building and it cost him $10,000.  I don't think we thought it had anything to do with us - until the police came out and told him it was going to keep up until he kicked all of us out of his buildings.   He refused and came and told me about it.  Told me he wasn't going to stop helping us and that God had made him wealthy so he could help us.   I think he was fine until his wife died actually.  After his wife died, and they kept up with the threats and the zoning citations, he came and told me that one cop had been pushing on him really hard to "throw me out in the street".  He said he wouldn't but he was getting worried this cop was sounding desperate like he might trying something else if I didn't leave town and get out from this guy's radar. 

Sure enough the next day was when I had five cops and a drug dog at my house with a warrant claiming I was "impersonating Jody Williams".  They tossed my house for hours, and then took all my banking cards, checks, checkbook, etc.  Told me I had to "go to court to prove it was mine".  Then after tossing my apartment one of the cops called CPS.  Said the unit was "uninhabitable" and that my child should be removed.  Thankfully the CPS agent laughed and told me "you have four hours to clean the apartment" which wasn't easy with my disabilities but I did it.  

Then when they came back to a clean apartment - I could see he was angry.  Even angrier he couldn't find any drugs to arrest me over.  He asked to "speak with me inside" and that was out of the security camera view so I refused.  He could say I attacked him or anything so I told him no.  Then he got really angry and said "I'll be back".  I didn't like the sound of that one bit - so I literally packed up and we all hauled out of there that night.  I wasn't going to find out what he had in mind when he came back.

After we left, our volunteers started being stalked and threatened.  One man had his apartment robbed and the stress caused him to have a heart attack.  One man was so cared he left town and another left the country he was so scared!  He was getting calls from a NY number with threats that really scared him.   This owner also started getting threats and stalked.  Then someone lit a fire in one of his buildings.  Someone set fire to the storage units.  I remember he told me about  a lot of fires and that's when he said with his wife gone he just wanted to "go be old and quiet somewhere now".  I understood.  He sold all the buildings and did just that - retired.  We got a lot of women out of the sex industry, and away from their pimps, because of Sharnel, this man, and those volunteers.  

The therapist got some kind of slap on the wrist for doing the therapy session on skype, but then the county turned around and started doing the same thing.  The social worker who helped us was fired.  The hospital owner had a bogus lawsuit and complaint filed against him so he sold the property.  Basically everyone got harassed, stalked, threatened, and attacked until they stopped helping.  

I moved down to Vegas in 2009 right after Jeane Palfrey, the DC Madam, was murdered.  I rented a house from someone so everything was in his name and I couldn't be traced easily.   He was approached by some "friend" in Metro and next thing I know he's accusing me of stealing furniture in the house I was paying for along with the rent.  I had the contract and receipts showing that I had paid for the furniture I took with me when I moved out after he physically threatened my daughter.  We moved out a week after he tried to attack my daughter for some crazy reason and her dog stopped his attack (what a great dog!).  

That's not all about Nevada - but that's it about "station Tonopah" and Sharnel.  Since Sharnel's gotten out of prison I've tried to reach out to her and don't get any response.  But this takes us up to about 2009 in Nevada.  More later on Nevada in another blog.  


The main Casino in town


Clown Motel - Notice the parking lot where trucks can park


Little Post Office


A little casino diner 


View of the Clown showing right off highway



Liquor store in town

Book store where meetings were held


An apartment building where we some women were housed.


The thrift store where we could get furniture and clothing for the women.


Show you how close California is from Humboldt County

The apartment building we lived in while there.



Where we'd get the used cars we could make payments on.