I just got this and I’m sharing it even though it’s not local because it is such a perfect example of why sex workers need special protections from discrimination by law enforcement. Criminals target us because they know that we’ll be afraid to go to law enforcement or law enforcement won’t investigate. You might think that Alaskan law enforcement must be better, but my experience has been that detectives won’t investigate without a report from a victim (even if there are multiple online reports about the perpetrator), and they won’t take a report from a sex worker without arresting them.
SEX WORKER BAD DATE WARNING: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
!!! Please Forward to Fellow Workers and Allies !!!
A rape crisis line worker in the Newport, CA area has reported receiving calls from a man who claims he is raping and torturing sex workers. The information that follows is from an individual source, and is provided to the community as a safety precaution, not a claim of fact or an accusation against any particular individual. Please use your judgement and discretion when screening your clients.
HOW HE HAS IDENTIFIED HIMSELF TO THE COUNSELORS ON THE LINE:
Age: Mid to late 30s
Good looking, well kept. Owns a sedan and two dogs, a pit and a shitzu. Claims to have body modification, including a genital piercing and penis enlargement.
WHAT HE SAYS WHILE ON THE PHONE:
He moved from the New Jersey/New York Area to Southern California about 3 months ago. Claims to have targeted sex workers on the East coast as well, taking them to places in the Hamptons and on the Jersey Shore before he moved to SoCal. He calls the Newport, CA rape crisis line once he has a sex worker trapped. He says he cuts their breasts and rapes them. He says he wants to stop. He calls for an audience while he hurts people, and the crisis line counselor reports to have heard muffled/gagged crying and screaming in the background of the calls.
PHONE NUMBERS HE HAS USED WHEN CALLING THE RAPE CRISIS LINE:
*I’m deleting these numbers because so far they haven’t been posted anywhere google-able, and I don’t want be the one that lets him know he’s on the Internet.
WHAT ABOUT THE COPS?
The rape crisis center contacted both the Newport Police and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and they will not investigate based on the above information.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF?
Screen new clients carefully, keep an eye out for a date who matches any of the above description, have the phone number of a trusted friend or local rape crisis line that is sensitive to sex workers always on your person.
Some Los Angeles Resources:
East Los Angeles Women’s Center | 323-526-5819 Project Sister Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. | 909-626-4357 YWCA of Greater LA Sexual Assault Crisis Program | 310-763-9995
Some Orange County Resources:
Sexual Assault Victim Service | 949-975-0244 Sexual Assault Victim Services | 714-834-4317
We are always at some risk, but we can look out for each other. If you have any other information about this bad date please post in public.