Cracking down on sex trafficking; victims are young South American women

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These networks often bring girls under false promises. They offer to cover their visas or travel expenses, lodging or whatever, but once they get to the country they learn they are in debt, and not only have to pay for everything, but also the traffickers get most of what they make. Also, their passports are taken away, they have to sign questionable contracts, have sex with a certain number of "clients" a day, their families are threatened, you name it!

I once attended a class with a human trafficking and smuggling expert, and he presented multiple cases, not only about foreign women brought here, but also about Dominicans abroad. Sometimes they make them sign illegal contracts.

Even though there are cases where the woman, who is allegedly coming as a dancer or an escort, knows that her activities might include "more than dancing", that doesn't mean they know they'd end up beaten, literally sold, isolated from their family, having no documents, forced to have unprotected sex with whatever amount of men someone tells them too, etc.
We don't know if the girls in this case are treated this way.
 
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Trust me these women know exactly what they are getting into. also everyone women in DR has a price that they are willing to sleep with a man.and its they body they can do as they choose. same stuff in the states all the teachers from northern California go to las Vegas on the weekends to hook ,,,

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Trust me these women know exactly what they are getting into. also everyone women in DR has a price that they are willing to sleep with a man.and its they body they can do as they choose. same stuff in the states all the teachers from northern California go to las Vegas on the weekends to hook ,,,
I do not agree.
From how I read your post you are saying that sex trafficking does not exist.
It exists.
We just do not know if it exists in this case.
Because people have been accused and arrested, not convicted.
 

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I do not agree.
From how I read your post you are saying that sex trafficking does not exist.
It exists.
We just do not know if it exists in this case.
Because people have been accused and arrested, not convicted.
I agree it exists ,, what I am saying these women know what they were getting into ..and they know before hand their passports will be taken from them upon arrival. its the only thing of value they have .....
 

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Trust me these women know exactly what they are getting into. also everyone women in DR has a price that they are willing to sleep with a man.and its they body they can do as they choose. same stuff in the states all the teachers from northern California go to las Vegas on the weekends to hook ,,,
I agree and I've personally spent time with and know many Colombian women that travel the globe to earn money as prostitutes. Is there SOMETIMES sex trafficking,yes but it's the exception rather than the rule. Most of the Colombians that leave their country to work in the sex business do it because of the crazy money that they can make. Venezuelans do it more out of desperation because their country is in shambles right now. An example was Elvis' operation,he didn't take the girls passports or beat them or kidnap them and those girls made bank,he took a third of what they made. He had literally hundreds of girls on a waiting list anxious to work there,both Colombian and Dominican.
 

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Did you miss the part where they say the accused keep 50% of the proceeds and the other half goes towards paying off their debt ?

Said debt that probably never be paid off in whole.

Like with restaurants, factories, farms, etc ....... i am guessing in the " sex business" there are "normal" business models where the employees are treated fairly,. but also bad apples who run their business like gangsters and treat the girls like slaves.
Saw 50% of the fee, but not the 'debt' part.
 

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The Malecon jumper is one who was clearly being held against her will. Living in a tower and entertaining customers in the same apartment.

You'd have to be nuts to think she would jump to her death if she was pulling down big bucks.
That's one example of one that was being trafficked,there are thousands of women that aren't. I am in a position of knowledge on the subject. I have met them,talked to them and yes,used their services. I've also lived in Colombia and have family there.
 
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On the other side of the coin, the inhabitants of the apartment she jumped from were arrested for prostitution and money laundering.
There were around 10 passports confiscated, along with diamond jewelry and property titles.
The Haitian-Canadian who was arrested with his Colombian partner were later released, and he has written a book about the experience.
Pretty interesting stuff for sure.
The interview:

And the book:

 
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We don't know if the girls in this case are treated this way.
Human trafficking is a transnational business. These networks are usually connected with others, and operate in a very similar way. They are also usually involved in other activities, like drugs and money laundering. They're not in to treat people nicely. The person is just a piece of merchandise., and they're in to ruthlessly profit from it.
According to news, the girls had their passports taken away and were told they owed thousands of dollars. which is a very typical setting for these cases.
 

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Human trafficking is a transnational business. These networks are usually connected with others, and operate in a very similar way. They are also usually involved in other activities, like drugs and money laundering. They're not in to treat people nicely. The person is just a piece of merchandise., and they're in to ruthlessly profit from it.
According to news, the girls had their passports taken away and were told they owed thousands of dollars. which is a very typical setting for these cases.
the ladies know first hand what they are getting into.. its either mop floors or trick or treat
 

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these chicas earn their money. Ever see some of these guys entering and leaving the cabanas with the chicas. Brad Pitt they ain't. Why is it the sankies are never "victims" ? They "earn" their money as well.
 

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So, what do you call the young, sharp looking women walking with older men in malls?
 

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It is the difference between "forced" and "voluntary".
Others benefiting from that activity and the girl providing social/sexual services operating independently.
Many posting up in here seem to be getting that confused.
Take a moment and learn the law in the 🇩🇴 :


Sex trafficking law in the 🇩🇴:


No need to thank me.
I educate for free when needed.
 

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It is the difference between "forced" and "voluntary".
Others benefiting from that activity and the girl providing social/sexual services operating independently.
Many posting up in here seem to be getting that confused.
Take a moment and learn the law in the 🇩🇴 :


Sex trafficking law in the 🇩🇴:


No need to thank me.
I educate for free when needed.
You have made your point several times, but you seem to be ignoring or unaware of the fact that the DR govt. often uses the term "trafficking" when the girls are willing participants. In some cases the girls are forced to do sex work against their will, but that is not always the case.