Over and over again, human trafficking is executed through forcing individual girls to work as street prostitutes, call girls or escorts. They are forced to give sexual services to male customers in exchange of cash. They are controlled by someone referred to as “pimp.” A lot of pimps are victimizing both adults and minors to sell sex on the streets. But the outcome is usually through physical or sexual threats, manipulation, physical abuse and false pledges.
Street prostitution as a source of victimizing young girls
When young girls are forced to participate in any activities in street prostitution, a pimp can automatically use coercion, force and/or deception in order to hold control over the young prostitute or escort.
In a usual scenario, a pimp forces a prostitute to give a particular customer sexual services, which cause the prostitute to participate in money-making sexual acts. The victims’ earnings are all confiscated by the pimp and only a less amount or nothing at all is left behind for the victim.
The usual victims of street prostitution are young girls turned into prostitutes or escorts. When a prostitute is under the legal age of 18, she/he is considered as a victim of sex trafficking. This is regardless of the fact that a pimp forced or coerced him/her.
The common ways of controlling young prostitutes
Basically, there are three ways of controlling young prostitutes, call girls or escorts. Pimps use coercion, force and/or fraud to earn money from their young sex workers.
Pimps use coercion in order to get a young prostitute or escort provides commercial sex services. They give threats to embarrass the prostitute through exposing his/her profession to his/her family and the society. Pimps also give threats to do harmful things to the family of the prostitute. There are also abusive acts that happen just to make the victim work, including emotional, verbal and psychological abuses.
Pimps also use force in order to get an escort or prostitute work. They use sexual and/or physical abuse just to make the victim submit herself/himself. The abuse is usually in the form of frequent rapes done by one or more people at once. Pimps also confine their victims to the residence and give limitation on any kind of communication to friends and family. They do not allow any kind of movement that will let a family or friend know that the victim is suffering.
In the most sick cases there are people trafficking children here are some tips on how to spot them and also a woman who was arrested for it.
A Marrero woman is behind bars, accused of trafficking a child for sex. Investigators have not released any details about the case against Candice Caulfield, 38, but she was booked Friday with human trafficking, trafficking of a child for sexual purposes, second-degree cruelty to juveniles, contributing to the endangerment of a juvenile, promoting prostitution, enticing a person into prostitution, according to arrest records and the state Attorney General's Office.
The attorney general's Cyber Crime Unit arrested Caulfield following an investigation with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office and U.S. Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations division, according to Laura Colligan, spokeswoman for the attorney general's office.
The Cyber Crimes Unit began looking into Caulfield's activities after they received a tip from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Colligan said. Investigators executed a search warrant at her home, 1840 Wellington Drive, Marrero, and arrested her.
In a written statement, Attorney General James Caldwell said his investigators joined forces with local, federal and non-profit agencies to “combat the buying, selling and abuse of innocent children.”
“It's important for people to know that child sex trafficking is not just something that happens in other countries or something you see in the movies. It's real, and, despite having some of the toughest human trafficking laws in the nation, it exists right here in Louisiana,” Caldwell said.
Caulfield was being held without bond Tuesday at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on the charges related to the investigation. She was also booked with three outstanding traffic attachments.
While the attorney general's office remained mum about Caldwell's case, officials offered the public red flags that can indicate a child is the victim of sexual trafficking.
Those warning signs include a child who:
Is not free to leave the place of residence or interact with friends.
Has unexplained absences from school for a period of time or demonstrates an inability to attend school on a regular basis.
Has bruises or other physical trauma, withdrawn behavior, depression or fear.
Has high-security measures in the home such as opaque or boarded up windows, locked gates, barbed wire or security cameras around the residence.
Is not allowed or able to speak or communicate for themselves; a third party may insist on being present.
Anyone with information Candice Caulfield or any other incidents of child sex trafficking should contact the Louisiana Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit at 1.800.256.4506. Suspected cases of human trafficking can also be reported to local and state law enforcement agencies, or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1.888.373.7888.
Credits: Marrero woman booked with child sex trafficking, promoting prostitution – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com
This is usually in a form of false promises of having a better life. Pimps usually use this kind of tactic to young immigrant girls from poor countries. They promise those young girls that they will earn bigger amounts of money when they work under their control.
There are accounts that have noted prostitution as the oldest profession in the world. Without a doubt, it has always been a typical method for women to earn cash, even during the Bible years. According to the Bible, prostitution is an immoral act.
In Proverbs, prostitutes, call girls or escorts were characterized through the phrases, “For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey and her mouth is smoother than oil. But in the end, she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death and her steps lay hold of hell.” Even in the time of God, He already has forbidden any man who involves himself with prostitutes. God knows that when a person engages himself or herself with a prostitute, it can be harmful to both men and women’s moral being.
Although religion is now realising the modern world and helping people stay on the right path
SEX used to be a sacred subject among Christians but some churches have turned a new leaf as they now openly discuss it without restraint.
A survey conducted by B-Metro revealed that churches believe discussion of sex helps in lessening the escalating cases of divorce.
A pastor with Living Waters International, Ephraim Moyo, said sex education has helped in highlighting the importance of a healthy life style.
“We group members of the church in their relevant fellowships such as youths, young adults, young couples and old couples. A message would be tailor-made to suit the needs of the fellowships.
“Furthermore, it has helped congregants in making sound decisions regarding their sexual life style. The information that we teach them helps them to be equipped on matters of reproductive health
.” Credits: Zimbabwe churches turn to sex education – Bulawayo24
The Effect of Prostitution to Married People
As what we know today, sex trade workers such as escorts, prostitutes and call girls are part of the factors destroying the commitment of a married couple. It can further ruin families and lives of people who get involved with them. In addition, prostitution devastates the human being’s soul and spirit. As a result, it leads to death of a person’s spirituality.
According to the Bible, it is God’s desire that purity remains in our body and soul. In Corinthians, it is said that the human body was not created to function for sexual immorality, but for the Lord only. Our bodies must be used as tools for the glory of His kingdom.
God’s Forgiveness To Prostitutes
Even though the acts of sex trade workers like escorts, prostitutes or call girls are considered sinful in the eyes of the people and God, they can still be forgiven by Him. In the Bible, God even made a prostitute as an instrument to fulfill one of His great plans. The prostitute was obedient to God and as a result, she and her entire family were blessed and rewarded by God.
There were other prostitutes in the Bible who were forgiven and cleansed by God. In return, those women served Him through recognizing Him for who He is. In Luke, God accepted the regret and repentance of the prostitute, as well as the worshipping made by the “immoral” woman.
Prostitutes, escorts, or call girls and other sex trade workers are just like any other ordinary people. They also have the chance to be given forgiveness, salvation and an eternal life from the Creator. In addition, they have the opportunity to be cleansed from the sins they have committed just like any other people. In Corinthians, it is said that in order to start living with God, all a person can do is to turn away from doing his/her sinful acts.