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tv   Documentary  RT  February 9, 2021 12:30pm-1:01pm EST

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these traffickers exploit on average 4 to 6 girls that anyone turn in the investigators are going to try to find out you've done you know belongs to a pimp or personal phone could contain vital information you know we're going to end up giving your phone. because galileo no no no no no no no no no it's not over it like there's nothing to hide you got if i was trying to sell my parents and this is a fun to watch you know you don't check off on 'd. the young female is refusing to unlock her cell phone without a doubt so that she can protect her pimp with a tattoo on her hand has caught the detectives attention well explain to me what these that doesn't mean i mean. just trying to kind of you don't know what. if you have to. earn. their property. people know that's who you're with. what about the crown. you know who we know that's with
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us now for him to like. that's who they were for the crowd he's there so if it was just this is common practice among pimps they brand their girls like cattle upside down you know as pimp is called shy city meaning ruthless. and the whole dizzy 20 someone to them he just turned 21 and this is a. tears on his mental girl's parents because they were about. for girls in the house now many girls do you think yes he had time. to tell. the same about the baby what this baby is. it is you know. who by choice you have my 1st now our 4th grade you need to tell me he also focused on it and letting off. the police
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officers now want to know how much money danielle is earning. well much as he made it over to them and in 2 weeks we use it all week there are 2 weeks. you tell me it make 10000 dollars and all you go is hair and nails and food doesn't that upset you that you're working so hard you're putting your life in danger for somebody who's promising you i don't know what that's where my frustration comes out despite danielle's statement police are unable to arrest show . the teen claims she is no longer working for. about one of my thoughts and because i had just left the hospital about oh she's working for herself now i think she i can just get up and get out of it if they think i think
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they're. 'd done you know has been in a foster home since the age of 13 and her mother left her and her father is a violent and in drug addict after running away she ended up in the hands of her 1st pin the 1st child she had with her pimp was placed in care she never saw it again she's now only 16 years old but already expecting her 2nd child a reaction to being pregnant. oh my. god ok. she will be taken by social services who will try to help her out of this vicious cycle of sexual slavery. her cell phone is confiscated detectives will analyze it to get more information on her pimp.
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and l.a.p.d. headquarters aaron has been given daniel's case he knows this girl very well as he put her 1st pin behind bars. interest so this is mr. he was convicted. for the rest of it 2070. and so he will do this 5 years and he will be able to be released sometime in 2022. thanks to danielle's tattoo and the information on her cell phone erin and his colleagues sami have confirmed the identity of her new trafficker. or actually it's evident in the
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case. consistent with the best educated. honor and. his criminal record is already pretty full. as from a history. arrest for robbery fasts or burglary yes for a felony arrest in the past and actually all the area yes war. the man is around 21 years old their text conversations clearly show the nature of their relationship and. anything you do for so he's telling her that she appreciates everything that she does for him and he is reframe himself as daddy which is our number one to. so he wants to know where she is why you're not responding when. very common term they never call him by the 1st name
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they don't call him by their street names in the 1st on. the. air and now wants to know if her pimp has posted on line to sell danielle services for this he uses spotlight and online database that groups together sex ads from across the country this software was created by a charity that fights against the sexual exploitation of children and has identified over 10000 underage victims since it was created 3 years ago after putting in dunn yos phone number 3 ads appear. they sound. i found are. they some of those pictures of her are also on. first in good evidence for some. good job so she posted her advertising as of all my. name all all me baby pimps tend to exploit minors more as they bring in a lot more money some of them are even willing to be even more money if they know
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that they have a girl who's under the age of 18 on an average night for most of our growth if they're working just the streets in los angeles they make anywhere between a $11500.00 per night that's anywhere between probably 5 and 10 different clients or are johns per night so you have men who are purposely looking for pregnant women the reason why they are one of their fetish is pretty women is the fact that they don't have to or a condom because the girls weren't pregnant so they don't they can't get the pregnant. by having unprotected sex sex workers are at risk of catching sexually transmitted diseases shockingly despite all of the evidence builds up against him police officers are still unable to arrest done. the young woman deny still working with him probably because she fears the repercussions that can she is ongoing. in 2018
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police officers in the human trafficking unit dealt with 76 cases of sexual exploitation of a female minor which led to 40 arrests. to make sure the traffickers are sentenced and end up behind bars aaron and sammy often have to make witness statements during hearings at the courthouse. they we're there for him an airy fairy no mr mcconnell wants it. to be true thoughts of. trying. to see how. the judge wants to hear testimonies from all parties the 4 victims as well as the accused wearing the blue jumpsuit they will all be questioned by the prosecution. is this.
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this is. your only authorized to film sammy's questioning it's a crucial testimony for the prosecution in this case. and she should. wear it she said. as she said i. can't. see any money over there and. the judge will now give his ruling. proves. this man will be charged with human trafficking with. seeing sentences in force here in the united states he could spend a lot of time behind bars something sammy is reassured about the case will move
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forward to try and ease the tension it can at their 35 years and 8 months to prison . i felt really comfortable because i knew that i was talking about the truth and what i was told by these victims. in 2018 erin sammy and his colleagues succeeded in sending 12 sexual traffickers to prison. to prevent young girls from falling back into prostitution and tear them away from their pimps police officers rely on the help of former victims of sex trafficking. kiko was a prostitute on the streets of l.a. during her teenage years it's a possibility that she might have a plan but she is wrapping heads but she's not really being cooperative so what i'll do i'll contact actor today i think that sounds very promising of i don't see
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yeah yeah hopefully on our end tika is part of the charity journey out which is made up of former trafficking victims she comes several times a week and tucks to the women in their cells about her personal experiences to help get them off the streets but when i disclose that i used to be in the life myself they're like they're willing to listen and i always tell them it's that very easy to change something that has been a part of you since you were a child. but i let them know that if i can do it then there's no reason or a way that they couldn't do it because i don't want special. 30 years old it's a miracle that tikka has survived growing up in los angeles she was raised. by a mother suffering from depression and a violent father who was addicted to crack cocaine at 12 years old after running away from home she agreed to get into
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a stranger's car. said that he noticed that i was nervous and he offered me some marijuana i tried it for the 1st time and i passed out or blacked out and. next thing i know i was waking up in this strange place full of pain because i was being raped at the time then surely managed to get away she spent days wandering the streets alone. at that time i was suicidal i didn't want to live anymore so i knew the longer i stayed in the streets so it would take my life i knew that hopping into anyone's car drive walking around the streets a middle and i that someone would eventually abducted me and take my life she ended up under the control of a pimp who took advantage of her vulnerable state and he says oh well you've done it before now you can do it again under. with
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a little bit more guidance and you know as long as you do what i tell you to do i will have to be you. will be a reflection of reality. in the world transformed. what will make you feel safe. isolation community. are you going the right way or are you being that. way. what is true what is faith. in the world corrupted you need to descend. to join us in the.
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new gold rush is underway and. workers are flocking to the gold fields hoping to strike it rich. as. children are torn between gold. was very poor. get back to school which side will have the strongest appeal.
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who was only 12 years old her abuser didn't sell around the streets and she was scared of the police instead she would be sent to motels or the customer's home or her ordeal would last 2 years. one guy told me that i was too i was too old i was probably about 14 years old at the time so obviously they were in that they wanted someone that wasn't as physically mature but wanted someone to look at so young as possible so i started to go to figure our which was track of famous track in los angeles and i started to work on the streets. for 4 years it was passed from one pimp to another around 10 in total she managed to get away by
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leaving california and finding love however her years of prostitution were so violent that her body has been left permanently damaged i can't imagine any children because of that. because of the stuff that i've been through. it's very hard for me to. you know because my harmonise are telling me that i need to reproduce but at the same time i see what i'm able to give to other people and other children and i probably wouldn't be able to do the work that i do the way that i do it if i did have children so it's a hard pill to swallow but it's. the reason so many women are falling into the hands of pimps is probably because in the u.s. pimping has now entered popular culture.
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pimps are appearing more and more on social media they show off their new recruits and tattoo their name on them to show that they are their property. tonight the hollywood vice squad are leading an operation that is turning getting sex traffickers sergeant laurie oakes has been in the squad for 13 years and knows their techniques well. these women get dropped off by men who pretty much run them and we call them because they need their supervisors or pimps and they are the ones who pretty much stick with these women and put them on the street to work and they take the money from that. the supervisor oversees dropping off and watching the girls who are working the
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street the also collect the money to give to the pin in general they hide in darker side streets close to the intersection. so they stay out here because they have the western corridor which is to the east and then figo up which is farther west. and then i don't use both is back and forth and this is where they treat women we are going to go with sergeant laurie is on the lookout for any unusual behavior coming from drivers in fact prostitutes are often followed from a distance by their supervisor or pimp to protect them. go for it. i'm not going to join us in a park and i just want. to go on the market. just a few streets away his colleagues have just stopped a prostitute who is getting into
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a car with 2 men in the front both the woman and the 2 individuals are arrested for sergeant this is unusual and they have 0 of these males driving around she made cars. but don had some sense unless she got an idea. that it's not common for a female to be picked up by 2 males and. it's a safety issue for that. the driver is saying that the girl is his cousin and he's dropping her home after a family get together. for somebody to do. i. was able to visit a very. young woman however gives a completely different story i.
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think i was. present. when searching the prostitute police find several condoms in an inner bra. in the man's car they find bundles of dollar bills an empty alcohol bottle and boxes of pills which they also find the same brand of condom as the girl sergeant laurie oakes concludes that the evidence is overwhelming for these 2 guys. and they have right now basically is a supervisor at this and if you think that supervising the film or that she is ok and taken a different locations that are managed by somebody else which will be. the 3 suspects are placed into the cars they will head to the police station where detectives will attempt to clarify the specific role of each person.
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sergeant continues his patrol. another young woman has just been arrested in a street adjacent to western avenue. her supervisor or pimp has definitely just dropped. further away from the scene surgeon laurie is thinks he spotted a suspicious vehicle. frequency at the. pier institute in the dodge magnetic lincoln mixer all through 6 years watching the whole time we took his 1st girl down and he is now going northbound on western and the number one made number to leave. me here
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and stop at the stop sign that is to cheer up. when we get units to take this guy down. or at the santa monica i've tried my western and santa monica. police going front of your name taken down. after being chief the driver pulls over and doesn't resist. he was there he backed up watch the still doing it and as we were driving off he was looking to make sure if she was looking so he gives it like a sort of
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a signal like don't say nothing and don't speak and then he gave me the which training and experience of so much time on the job i know what that means he's involved. in his trunk the police find items that leave no doubt about his activities. the woman told him you know there are a lot of fun dorms. goldwyn interested in the other people's laziness. she just added to the fact that he was out here. working. closer ching the car they find the i.d.'s of 2 young girls one of them belongs to the blonde girl who was arrested earlier. now we also found the girl's i've been in there with the idea to get it so now we've got it all going up together so now the investigation begins about human trafficking. this expected pimp is taken to
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the police station despite the evidence he is denying everything he insists that he doesn't know the young woman. but. his daughter doing nothing you know. is very stiff the roman god chooses stare at their water or at their disposal in a series but i want to say something to your marriage you know marriage is your warm enough you know you're serious i'm sure or maybe in the end. the mirror was so which you're doing. your prayer this. is this very.
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very big you know i mean i was going. oh. oh oh dear the operation has been a success for sergeant laurie house. pimping is punishable by 6 years in prison this man who had 2 girls under his control was therefore at risk of 12 so yeah oh yeah we found our being together we called her phone this phone answers or whatever id was in her car was it is car right so we know there's stuff going on i do way she's going to go down for at the very least supervisor trust to show no i think very nice and big the feeling. in 2018 more than 106 traffickers were arrested by the l.a.p.d. . 6 6 i.
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chatted. with. this morning on simple vito boulevard a corner that is rife with prostitution journey out the organization that supports victims in the legal sex industry has organized its annual march tika the former prostitute is one of the protesters. behind the age of 14 i might have worked this near the street so they have found a lot under age girls in the one to scary lot on the theory one or so that's the reason why we make sure that we think how much said the women that have been victimized in this area so let me stop for chris now that we're not going to take it any more. mike tika several of the women here have been forced into prostitution during their teen years. they've come today to tell their stories.
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so this is to me the truth that. some people say. it's a t.v. because it's not. that's not the same either she told me i was 14 when she told me to go and full disclosure this woman that i went to trade out to go. over minutely the silicon valley and one could still is the most elemental. as a whole slew. despite the efforts made by authorities the sexual trafficking of minors continues to grow in the united states. and the most economically powerful country in the world may do that 300000 children are involved in sexual slavery.
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so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race. very dramatic development only. exists i don't see how that strategy will be successful very. time to sit down and talk. knowing. good.
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and bad. and about national. you'll see. them a little. and. said i don't. need one of those in the south on a. good. shot anyway and when i might. see my name.
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