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It happened inon one of those party line services where you pay to talk with strangers. Some small talk. Some flirting. Alexis enjoyed herself. At one point she drifted off to take in the scene, talk with other people. After a while she got a peek at his and learned his age. Suawvay was a man. A couple of times he even gave some cash to her mom, who knew he was too old but whose concerns were offset by the contents of his wallet. Six months passed, turned intoand one boozy night Suawvay stopped on South Western Avenue, where women in tiny skirts and tinier tops strut in front of cheap motels, beckoning clients with swinging hips and pushed-up breasts.
Suawvay explained how things would be from then on. He said And for head, Sometimes he took her to other spots—South Figueroa, Long Beach Boulevard—where she rented her body to men for 10 to 15 minutes in cars and motels and alleys, then relinquished the proceeds to her boyfriend turned boss. Nice clothes, manicures, extensions—she could still have that stuff, but she backpage girls in la have to earn it. And earn she did. But too many children in Los Angeles County know that the sex trade has no borders. Uncovering the sale of children is difficult at best. While some authorities suspect that boys are sexually exploited as often as girls, nobody knows for sure.
And what little law enforcement agencies can track usually happens on the street, at the behest of pimps, albeit in areas that society tends to ignore. County in backpage girls in la first quarter of this year. This was, after all, a partnership. If she wanted his intimacy, she had to pull her weight. No, she had to reciprocate. Suawvay had done so much for her, and his magnanimity demanded evidence of her gratitude. Until recently the girls were treated as criminals to be arrested and harshly punished.
Fifty-six and a year away from retirement, Dawson is six feet three inches, bald, and handsome, with a graying mustache. When I met him on a recent Friday evening, he was sharply dressed in a black Kangol cap, chunky glasses, a collarless white shirt, and dark deer jeans. In his cubicle he keeps binders documenting the lengths to which pimps go to lay claim to the children they sell.
King Snipe, or Leroy Bragg, is in prison now. The girl was 14 and pregnant at the time she was branded. He brought out a twist of lime-colored wires that was two feet long and as thick as three fingers, duct tape binding them together. He beat one of them so bad, he pulled the skin off of her back. Threading his SUV through the crush of downtown traffic, he recounted how he used to regard the kids he arrested as willing participants.
They were defiant toward police, he said. Invariably the girls protected their pimps and went back to the streets. But as he talked to child advocates, he came to the realization that most of the kids lacked the emotional maturity to know they were being abused.
I asked him how many adult prostitutes he encounters started when they were underage. Along Backpage girls in la Figueroa, around the 50s and the 60s, the streets became dotted with grubby motels and liquor stores. Dawson rolled slowly past streetwalkers dressed in microskirts or satiny booty shorts and wobbly stilettos. Each woman craned her neck to see who was coming, then quickly turned away. Johns always roll solo; a fiftysomething black man and a fortysomething white guy could have meant police or some other form of trouble. We crossed Vernon, Slauson, and Florence to a stretch of Long Beach Boulevard that runs through Compton, where we cruised by a dozen or so women—African Americans mostly, along with a few Latinas and one white—who appeared under 30 but not conspicuously young.
Like many municipalities in the region, Compton is policed by the L. But because pimps sell girls throughout the region, both agencies share information and human resources in a task force that can include the Long Beach Police Department and law enforcement in neighboring counties.
Both agencies also cooperate with the local FBI, which conducts investigations into federal matters, like trafficking across state lines or large-scale busts such as the national, city sweep it conducted this past June, when 38 alleged California pimps were arrested and kids throughout the country were removed from the trade—at least for the time being.
In September a sweep in Long Beach resulted in 20 arrests for human trafficking; 22 minors between 12 and 17 were picked up backpage girls in la well. There are other dangers to girls working the blade. A couple of years back a year-old died after being sodomized and strangled by an alleged john, who set her body on fire. This past February a year-old was stabbed to death in Yorba Linda a month after being picked up for prostitution. Up ahead on the right, a young black woman dressed in short shorts and a revealing top was moving toward us on the sidewalk. Flipping a U-turn, he stopped the car on the side street she was about to cross and hopped out.
The woman, who took a step as if she were ready to run, eyed Dawson as he fished for the badge that was hanging on a lanyard under his shirt. Dawson told her to have a good evening and got back in the car. Every working girl, he told me, knows not to turn a black trick. It was a generalization that, even coming from an African American man, was raw and unsettling, but several women with firsthand experience had already uttered the same thing to me.
At least in neighborhoods like this, he said, a black man is potentially a pimp, and a pimp is always looking for someone to sell. Some go to lockdown facilities and some to youth homes that serve as a last chance before juvenile jail, while others live at home or with foster families. Twenty juvenile courts in L. Ninety percent of the girls Pratt sees are African American, 8 percent are Hispanic, and as many as 80 percent of them have a history with the Department of Children and Family Services, whether that means bouncing between foster parents or a single interview with the agency.
The first girl to see Pratt one morning this past spring was Vanessa, an African American teen who was about She wanted to transfer from a large, fairly strict group home in Commerce to a smaller, more lenient residence in Pasadena. Vanessa mumbled that she was. Vanessa stared at the floor, concealing an embarrassed smile, and shook her head. Pratt was appointed infirst presiding over a traffic court. Before that, she spent ten years as a staff lawyer with L.
County Counsel, which represents the Board of Supervisors and other agencies. Back inwhile Pratt was working for a corporate law firm, her sister was shot and killed in Long Beach by her boyfriend during an argument. Like Lieutenant Dawson, she viewed them as willing participants in a victimless crime. Four months into a six-month sentence, Felicia went home on good behavior, but she fled soon after and was arrested for loitering with the intent to commit prostitution.
The largest share of the money goes toward advocacy workers and a public interest law firm, which handles a portion backpage girls in la the case management. The money for the cupcakes she buys comes out of her own pocket. When girls go AWOL from their parents or guardians—they almost all do at some point—and come back without having gotten into trouble, Pratt will let it slide.
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