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A woman from the Central Valley whose 3-month-old baby was kidnapped to force her into sex work.
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Thank you for reading! Police Sgt. Glen Grundeis says there are a couple dozen that police regularly find on the streets.
The women talked briefly about why they began selling their bodies. Police say they regularly conduct stings to nab prostitutes and, less often, would-be johns.
Jamie Likewise has scabs on her face, is strung out on drugs and willing to sell her body to anyone with some spare cash. Autumn Harrington has spent the past 10 years as a prostitute.
Prostitutes are sometimes beaten, raped and even killed by johns, Grundeis said. A teenage prostitute who came to Bakersfield from L. More Coronavirus coverage.
Prostitution goes on from early in the morning to the dead of night. Home News News. Originally from Oklahoma, she now works along Union Avenue and a few streets in Oildale and spends her money getting high off meth. She shows an injury from being beaten by her boyfriend.
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A woman who has been cited for prostitution walks along Union Avenue south of Belle Terrace. Officers and deputies will pose as johns or prostitutes to catch suspects. Hers is a difficult, dangerous life and the years of working the street and the drug use show on her face. Close 1 of 2. We hope that you continue to enjoy our free content.
Sometimes the tables are turned and the prostitutes, some of whom carry knives or other weapons, rob or injure johns. Her face is weathered and she looks far older than her 24 years.
Mar 31, Mar 30, Mathews caps scoring. An hour after she was interviewed, Likewise was beaten by her boyfriend near where she was arrested and police quickly arrested him. Grundeis said prostitution is far from a victimless crime. Today's e-Edition. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram.
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In there were just seven stings. Those s include both prostitutes and johns.
She started getting high when she was 12 and was turning tricks when she was Added to that mix is a boyfriend who frequently beats her. Police are cagey about revealing how many officers they have on the streets fighting prostitution. All that matters is money for the next high.
Jamie Likewise, 28, says she turned to prostitution to feed her drug habit. Their lifestyle constantly puts them at risk to violence. Most Popular. After getting hooked on crack cocaine as a teen, Likewise started walking the streets and giving sexual favors in return for money to support her habit.
Last year there were The of arrests almost doubled in that time span, from in to in Residents in areas where prostitutes hang out will call and complain about them, leading to operations to get them off the streets. A man was recently arrested in Kern County for raping at least three prostitutes.
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The risk of disease is hardly even an afterthought to Likewise. There was one common factor to their stories — drugs.
She and Likewise both said they are convicted felons and finding a normal 9 to 5 job is just too hard.