This is Part 1 in a series on sex trafficking in Mendocino County. This article focuses on residents, the importance of local awareness and common warning signs associated with trafficking.
Sex trafficking, a persistent and hugely profitable global business, is most commonly associated with foreign countries. So Mendocino County residents would be expected to think the practice Ukian not happening right under their noses.
Elle Snow, a sex trafficking survivor and advocate for others like her, challenges that assumption when she visits various communities across the U. This month, she is in Ukiah to tell residents, agencies and law enforcement officers the reality of sex trafficking UUkiah Mendocino County.
In her first talk, on June 15, she knew why the people in the audience had showed up. Snow said rural areas, like Mendocino County and her native Humboldt County, are attractive to traffickers who prey on girls itching to get out to big cities and who take advantage of the reduced visibility.I Have 50 97459 And Need Sucked
She used the website Backpage as proof, having found nine women being advertised for sex in Ukiah on June As part of the Emerald Triangle, Mendocino and Humboldt counties are particularly appealing to traffickers, as sex trafficking rates correlate to marijuana and other drug use, Snow said. An influx of cash and traveling workers trimmigrants is known to spike trafficking activity, and women working on grow Lady wants sex CA Ukiah 95482 can be forced to perform sexual duties in order Ladt get paid, or be taken into the trafficking business from there.
Her trafficker, who found her in Eureka when she was 19, courted her for months, even meeting her family. She was fooled into thinking she was an equal part of a Lady wants sex CA Ukiah 95482 romantic relationship, what her trafficker meticulously made sure she believed. She had no idea the Ukjah he would later put her in. In her first escape attempt, Snow recalls the interaction she had with two women at a hotel as being a catalyst for her returning to her trafficker.
When she arrived at the hotel after running, she was sharply aware of the women behind the front desk treating her like garbage because she fit the profile of a Ukiiah. Incredibly, that was the first time in her experience being trafficked that she felt suicidal, she said. That interaction epitomizes the popular stigma of prostitution and incorrect assumptions perpetuated Lady wants sex CA Ukiah 95482 movies and TV, which is why Snow chose to share it.
The biggest reason for trafficking victims pretending to enjoy what they are doing is self-preservation. Snow also tells people of the mind games traffickers use to keep their victims playing along, as well as the factor of Stockholm syndrome, a condition that causes a hostage to develop a psychological alliance with her captor as a survival instinct.
All these wrong ideas constantly being circulated only aid Lay trafficking business, as people have no idea what they should be Lady wants sex CA Ukiah 95482 for to identify a potentially dangerous situation.
Young Lady wants sex CA Ukiah 95482 who appear insecure are seen as potential prey to traffickers, Snow said, who commonly hang out in shopping malls and other public places. Uliah said one of the most effective tactics to discourage trafficking is to publicly shame the purchasers, or men who solicit prostitution, many not knowing what is happening behind the scenes.
Educating girls early on is equally important as early as age Next, Snow is talking to agencies that often come into contact with potential srx targets, like Redwood Community Services Inc. June 28, at August 23, at More in News.Pussy Franklin And Some 420