DC’s underground commercial sex economy experienced the biggest drop, dwindling from 5 million to 3 million, a roughly 34 percent decline.A pimp from Derby forced a "vulnerable" 17-year-old girl to have sex with strangers in a city hotel room without her customers wearing a condom.The Dreamcatcher Foundation From Austin to the Gold Coast, prostitution brings blight From Victims to Victimizers: Interviews with 25 Ex-Pimps in Chicago Women often isolated, tricked into prostitution, De Paul study finds Before co-founding The Dreamcatcher Foundation and becoming a Cook County Court advocate for victims of sexual exploitation, Brenda Myers-Powell spent 25 years as a prostitute. “It’s impossible to protect all girls from guys like I was because that’s what we do,” said one pimp.
“I don’t think we can understand how this can be so lacking from any young person’s life, but it has been.” Rachel Durchslag, executive director of the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, refers to recruiting prostitutes as a “grooming process.” Pimps target individuals who are emotionally vulnerable. She really felt she had made a mistake in thinking for herself. “Just fried.” Myers-Powell describes the typical pimp's method of mental abuse and compulsion as “running game.” “If I’m an impressionable young girl with low self-esteem,” she said, “it’s very easy to coerce me and talk me into your plan.” The plan is systematic brainwashing that takes place over a number of months and years. “If you want to know something, you call me and let me do the thinking.” At the time, his demand made sense, Myers-Powell said.Murray, of HMP Nottingham, admitted one count of controlling a child subject to sexual exploitation, between December 12 and 15, 2015 and two counts of controlling prostitution for gain between April 14, 2014 and December 22, 2015.He was jailed for four years and eight months at Derby Crown Court.A pimp who forced a "vulnerable" 17-year-old girl to have unprotected sex with strangers in a hotel room has been jailed.Leighton Murray (31) arranged for the teenager, who was in care, to move to Derby from Leicester under the pretence they were a couple.He set her up with a profile on a dating website and paid her more money to have sex with customers who did not wear condoms causing her to catch a sexually-transmitted disease.Murray also pimped two adult women, who were already prostitutes, exploiting them from money for a number of months.Sexual human trafficking is the forced confinement or transportation of a person for the purpose of sexual exploitation.Contrary to popular belief, almost all of the victims in Canada are Canadian born.Tylar Neilson (28) who met Murray in prison, facilitated the exploitation by transporting the teen to him.Neilson, of Bolton Road, off Hinckley Road, Leicester, was jailed for eight months after he admitted one count of arranging or facilitating child exploitation between December 12 and 15, 2015.Outside the sex sold legally in Nevada, prostitution in the United States transpires in the shadows of an underground economy.