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systems set up to protect them. I want my son, I want out. Being a victim of violence or sexual assault or having a substance abuse problem increases the risk someone will be trafficked, said Josh Louwerse, youth engagement program coordinator at Covenant House in Anchorage. Now 37 and using a new name she did not want to disclose, Ross is holding down a fast food job, hoping to regain custody of her son. Heidi Ross, sex trafficker, the high cost of housing in Alaska is also implicated in trafficking, she added. It felt strange at first, because I was so used to taking care of myself, she said.
In April, researchers at Loyola University New Orleans released statistics based on interviews with youths aged 17 to 25 at Covenant House youth shelters and other service centers in 10 cities across the country. The study found that 27 of young women interviewed at the Anchorage shelter and 17 of young men reported being trafficked for sex. If youve never had somebody take notice of who you are and say youre beautiful, say youre smart, say youre kind, she said. I also don't shave, because that sucks and it's bad for your skin.
Sex work is lucrative compared to the other kinds of work shes qualified for, but she said she wont go back. Alaska Native women can be attractive to traffickers because they can be marketed as several different races. She worked late every night at the local movie theater and a Wendys to help pay bills. Content will be temporarily unavailable to countries affected by gdpr compliance. There is a demand for sex and there are sexually vulnerable people who can be swooped. Heidi Ross was a senior in high school when she hitchhiked from the Anchorage suburb of Eagle River into the city, leaving a dark childhood behind. About 40 of the youth served by the shelter serves have a mental health diagnosis.
Thanks for reading, Cheers! I think I have a fav for every genre though. Lgbt youth were more likely to be victims. Love this way of eating. She plans to move to Arizona and find employment in the restaurant business. She says that as the years passed, she took on administrative duties in sex businesses and had relationships with the pimps who ran them. Youll do a lot to hold on to that. Jolene Goeden, an FBI agent who handles trafficking investigations, said her agency monitors sex ads online and sees an uptick during tourist season.