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    So the DR authorities are not only going after physical establishments, they are going after online portals as well. The most actual event concerns a case in Bávaro with escort service site operated out of Cocotal villa by a Spanish national. I just cannot come to understand how operating an online site where escorts get paid directly by the customer and then most likely pay a commission base do services ordered, can be considered trafficking people...
    http://bavarodigital.net/2018/07/31/...n-res-cocotal/

    I would say it this way, if this is pimping then Uber definitely is a taxi company.

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    I can easily see why this is considered pimping by the powers that be. There can be no other interaction other than directly between the woman and her John. An escort service is not going to be allowed to handle that transaction regardless of the medium involved. That commission paid to the service is THE problem, just like the fee a hooker pays to a brothel.


    Someone tried to do the same thing in the development were I live about 2 years ago. They were also shut down. Can't be done legally.

    By the way, The EU has ruled that UBER is indeed a taxi company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubio_higuey View Post
    can be considered trafficking people...

    I would say it this way, if this is pimping then Uber definitely is a taxi company.
    It's not human trafficking, but try and defend yourself against it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubio_higuey View Post
    So the DR authorities are not only going after physical establishments, they are going after online portals as well. The most actual event concerns a case in Bávaro with escort service site operated out of Cocotal villa by a Spanish national. I just cannot come to understand how operating an online site where escorts get paid directly by the customer and then most likely pay a commission base do services ordered, can be considered trafficking people...
    http://bavarodigital.net/2018/07/31/...n-res-cocotal/

    I would say it this way, if this is pimping then Uber definitely is a taxi company.
    prostitution is as old as time in the DR, and places like Manolo's, and Pablitos, and Casa Teresa's , and Herminias, were normal fixtures of the landscape in the bygone days. you would go to any of them and find the scions of industry, and the wealthiest of Dominican businessmen, and nobody bothered them. it was when foreigners came in and started to profiteer from prostitution that things got sticky...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubio_higuey View Post
    I just cannot come to understand how operating an online site where escorts get paid directly by the customer and then most likely pay a commission base do services ordered, can be considered trafficking people...
    this is considered people trafficking, law 137-03.

    Art. 1.- Para los fines de la presente ley, se entenderá por:

    a) Trata de Personas: La captación, el transporte, el traslado, la acogida o la recepción de personas, recurriendo a la amenaza, a la fuerza, a la coacción, al rapto, al fraude, al engaño, alabuso de poder, o situaciones de vulnerabilidad o a la concesión o recepción de pagos o beneficios para obtener el consentimiento de una persona que tenga autoridad sobre otra, con fines de explotación, para que ejerza cualquier forma de explotación sexual, pornografía, servidumbre por deudas, trabajos o servicios forzados, matrimonio servil, adopción irregular, esclavitud y/o prácticas análogas a ésta, o a la extracción de órganos;

    b) Niño: Toda persona desde su nacimiento hasta los 12 años, inclusive;

    c) Adolescente: Toda persona desde 13 años hasta la mayoría de edad: 18 años;

    d) Turismo sexual: Actividad turística que incluye cualquier explotación sexual;

    e) Ofertas sexuales: La publicación, utilización o facilitación del correo, medios de comunicación, prensa, televisión, redes globales de información, internet, comunicación digital;


    https://www.oas.org/dil/esp/Ley%20N%...Dominicana.pdf

    also: http://pgr.gob.do/pett/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    this is considered people trafficking, law 137-03.

    Art. 1.- Para los fines de la presente ley, se entenderá por:

    a) Trata de Personas: La captación, el transporte, el traslado, la acogida o la recepción de personas, recurriendo a la amenaza, a la fuerza, a la coacción, al rapto, al fraude, al engaño, alabuso de poder, o situaciones de vulnerabilidad o a la concesión o recepción de pagos o beneficios para obtener el consentimiento de una persona que tenga autoridad sobre otra, con fines de explotación, para que ejerza cualquier forma de explotación sexual, pornografía, servidumbre por deudas, trabajos o servicios forzados, matrimonio servil, adopción irregular, esclavitud y/o prácticas análogas a ésta, o a la extracción de órganos;

    b) Niño: Toda persona desde su nacimiento hasta los 12 años, inclusive;

    c) Adolescente: Toda persona desde 13 años hasta la mayoría de edad: 18 años;

    d) Turismo sexual: Actividad turística que incluye cualquier explotación sexual;

    e) Ofertas sexuales: La publicación, utilización o facilitación del correo, medios de comunicación, prensa, televisión, redes globales de información, internet, comunicación digital;


    https://www.oas.org/dil/esp/Ley%20N%...Dominicana.pdf

    also: http://pgr.gob.do/pett/
    Seems that laws are in place, but like so many others they have been selectively enforced.

    Is a new wave of crack-downs in motion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    Seems that laws are in place, but like so many others they have been selectively enforced.

    Is a new wave of crack-downs in motion?
    ...probably only enforced on the ones that are not paying the right people.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by the gorgon View Post
    prostitution is as old as time in the DR, and places like Manolo's, and Pablitos, and Casa Teresa's , and Herminias, were normal fixtures of the landscape in the bygone days. you would go to any of them and find the scions of industry, and the wealthiest of Dominican businessmen, and nobody bothered them. it was when foreigners came in and started to profiteer from prostitution that things got sticky...
    Do gooder government sponsored NGO's which are sometimes ran
    by overweight feminist are the eyes and ears for the international
    lenders like the IMF and other regional influences who DO NOT LIKE
    westerners traveling to exotic countries for p*ssy.
    Sex trafficking does exist but take a look at the timelines regarding
    loans vs. crackdowns and you may find a correlation between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    Seems that laws are in place, but like so many others they have been selectively enforced.
    Is a new wave of crack-downs in motion?
    more like a new wave of policing, i guess. PGR has different departments, dealing with different crimes. PEDATEC (procuraduría especializada contra los crímenes y delitos de alta tecnología) cooperates with other departments in terms of dealing with online criminal activity. it's still a relatively young project but it is gaining ground. hence tracking "digital prostitution", so to speak.

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    Some people just don't get it. This is not about saving women.
    https://dominicantoday.com/dr/econom...-coming-years/

    Countries like China have more influence than you could ever imagine.
    While living in Phnon Penh I watched the exact same thing happen in
    Sihanoukville, Cambodia back in 2008,2009 and 2010.

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