The girl gave Otto the California phone number of her grandmother, who immediately told him the girl might have been in prostitution since she was 15.
Trained in interview techniques for such situations and experienced at noticing people who somehow do not belong together, Otto correctly suspected DMST — domestic minor sex trafficking. To be in law enforcement is often to feel condemned to bailing an ocean with a thimble. When nature designed him, it had a director of the Department of Public Safety in mind.
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Troopers also watch bars and nightclubs where minors are offered for sex, and, increasingly, monitor the Internet and social media.
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In the 1960s and '70s, San Francisco achieved mythical status as the land of free love.
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She said she was going to be a “model,” then said she was going to work in a strip club. They are products of poor or nonexistent parenting; their traffickers provide food, shelter, a simulacrum of caring and drugs that produce dependency. Hence, they engage in “survival sex.” Milstead’s troopers patrol motel parking lots and get to know those who do the motels’ housekeeping and notice suspicious activity.
This, says Jergenson, is “the start of a process” whereby minors often wind up working the streets. Big sporting events, of which Phoenix has many — the Super Bowl, the Final Four, NCAA championship football games — attract traffickers.
It helps, of course, that the city has a fairly compact center loaded with date-friendly diversions — indoors and out — to suit most tastes.
San Francisco is among the top 10 metro areas for population density, with more than 800,000 people packed into a central city the size of Disney World. is well known for its eccentricities, but it is also a high-functioning city.