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Until I was then introduced to another man identifying himself to be a CIA agent. This man asked for my “help” in all sorts of drug deals which I later learned had been called “Iran Contra”. You know what this was I'm sure – the CIA bringing cocaine into this country to raise “off the books” cash to buy guns for the Contra's. Back then however all this young woman in her 20's knew was that I was seeing crates of cocaine being unloaded off planes and boats, then processed by south central gang members (also being threatened with arrest if they didn't cooperate), with my “girls” being asked to transport the drug from these crack houses to Bel Air homes. Places where a “Blood” or a “Crypt” would stick out like a sore thumb but we blended in just fine. So us prostitutes and madams were the glue between the gangs and Bel Air.
I say that you're going to get a different type of call then we do most of the time because in our experience most sex trafficking victims fall into two categories. Either that of being in denial about being a “victim” for one reason or another which may include being brainwashed into not realizing they're being forced or controlled against their will, or those who may be like I was back in my day. I say that because I had a very sharp prosecutor on my case. He knew I was being railroaded and he BEGGED me to “come clean” and tell him the “truth” about what in the hell was going on with me. So I mean those like me who are well aware they're being “trafficked”, but who are too afraid to speak up to the authorities because of fear.
That was until Sheldon Adelson decided he wanted to not only oppose Obama, but also he wanted to expand legal prostitution through the USA, all while opposing unions of any kind. This is when he started bank rolling these efforts. For every brothel we started getting shut down about then, we found Dennis would then go and buy them out. We really got on their “shit list” when one woman came to us with enough witnesses, and evidence to test out these new “sex trafficking” laws. She was going to be the first person ever to prosecute a “sex trafficker” within a “legal brothel”. Only before we could get the case pulled together, it was sold to Dennis, all the witnesses threatened and scattered, as well as this woman's life threatened. To find her to make these threats - they spared no expense. Hiring another “catfish” pretending to be a photojournalist from Finland supposedly working on a magazine project. To make it all look “real” they even flew a woman over from Finland – fake portfolio of her work and all.
Then out of those who are AMERICAN, how many are speaking about ORGANIZED SEX TRAFFICKING within the modern USA framework? Now you yourself only recently brought in Jessa Willow-Crisp to speak to the Colorado legislature about how the police were involved in trafficking her from Canada into this country. I found her story to ring true with the other stories I'm hearing again not about illegal prostitution, not about someone who is being pimped, but as to someone who is being TRAFFICKED. Yet I did NOT hear even Jessa speaking about her traffickers using Backpage as their method of operating.
For another, I failed to hear her, or anyone connected to her, addressing the fact the current system we have in this country is STILL not set up to address just this very fact. Joohon David Lee, after me spending years trying to get anyone I could to listen to me to do something about not just that man, but the whole trafficking operation he was only but a part of like a spoke on a wheel, was only charged with bribery after I finally got someone at the Office of Professional Responsibility to open up an investigation into him.
But I will tell you this – it's also spreading fast now “on the streets” (thanks to these “influencers” who have been recruited by the real sex industry in this country, who by the way now include Google thanks to Oculus,and Facebook, thanks to their app who directs “johns” to their closest massage parlor, strip clubs, or even escort services, who some might even say view Backpage as a “competitor” to advertising sexual services for hire), when someone does call our hotline for help we going to now be ignored completely if we try and reach out to a group like yours for help – because you have ignored us when we have tried to talk to you about such situations to date.