A woman in attire a bit lacking for chilly weather saunters up to a vehicle to approach the male driver or, via contact, simply gets in the car to be dropped off soon after.
Jarrett Tonn. Six years with the Vallejo Police Dept. Because soliciting sex and offering to sell sex for money remains a misdemeanor, Tonn said the VPD prefers to extend resources to snagging the pimp since pimping is a felony.
Any cases of international kidnapping for sex trafficking or forced labor are generally cases that are handled at the federal level and not typically something the VPD would be involved in, Tonn said. It would obviously be something that we would look at immediately and there are definitely cases in the Bay Area of forced prostitution. Rarely, Tonn emphasized, are minors participating as prostitutes, at least in California with tougher laws.
The detective believes fewer prostitutes work downtown, having witnessed what were groups of females soliciting on a corner to one or two at a time. It used to be a lot worse than it is now.
There are resources on a local and county level, but there has to be the desire for a person to want to do something different. All these things contribute to who actually becomes a prostitute.
Social media has created a whole new dilemma in human trafficking and prostitution, Tonn continued. It is nothing more than guys making money off these girls.
By Richard Freedman rfreedman timesheraldonline. More in News.