[quote=“Fantasy_Chaser, post:39, topic:39609”]
The other is the degree of ignorance (or denial?) about sex trafficking. The guest speaker on the program told of an encounter (I don’t remember if it was her personally) with a cop who, when asked if there was sex trafficking going on in his area, he said no. So he was asked if there was prostitution. He said yes. Then he was asked if any of the prostitutes were minors. He said most of them were. WELL GUESS WHAT…
[/quote] I’d guess (correctly so) that the mere presence of prostitution, even of minors, does NOT in most peoples mind automatically mean the person is being trafficked… There are MANY prostitutes that don’t have ‘pimps’, they are ‘independent contractors’ if you will. So, who’s trafficking them then? Are you going to say that they are trafficking themselves and that Conservatives should interfere in their right to conduct business? I’m not saying prostitution of children should be allowed, far from it. HOWEVER an adult (provided there is no coercion/force) should be allowed to be a prostitute if she chooses.
As for the ‘dearth of such safe houses’… There actually isn’t… Most don’t advertise BECAUSE they are safe houses and are meant to keep the victims from being found by those who would want to. I’ve heard of several here in Colorado (a couple in the Colorado Springs areas) on the radio, HOWEVER they keep their location VERY secret to prevent people from finding them. My guess would be that many of the safe houses just don’t let many know they exist, so no one can even find the records for them to find them. (And there are pimps and such that would try)