My comment in response to this article: WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS ...
My comment in response to this article: WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS ... COULD GET YOU 10 YEARS TO LIFE, Unpacking the proposed Nevada sex trafficking legislation (Part 1) by Jennifer Reed: http://thenevadaview.com/4246/what-happens-in-vegas-could-get-you-10-years-to-life-2/
New laws are good, and laws to prevent human trafficking are greatly needed to save all victims of human trafficking - children and adults.
And for the record, I am not against prostitution, IF (and that is a big IF) the person is actually CHOOSING it on their own free will (well, and if it is not hurting others). And trust me folks, that is a lot farther and fewer between, when it comes to those choosing prostitution. I actually don't care to tell anyone what to do or not to do, if they WANT to, but that conversation is for another time.
Too bad this was not taken more seriously when my daughter, Jessie Foster, was taken from Canada to Las Vegas on May 13, 2005. She was kept there for 10 months, and when she was planning on coming home for a family wedding, she went missing. Jessie is the victim of human trafficking, and has been missing since March 29, 2006 ... for 7 long years. When Jessie went missing, Detective Dave Molnar of the North Las Vegas Police Department told me: 1) she probably took off and left her family, and wants nothing to do with us (even though I reminded him that she was in another country, far from her family and did not need to go anywhere to 'leave' us) OR 2) she is dead, buried in the Mojave somewhere and her remains will likely turn up some day! DISMISSING THE FACE THAT SHE 'COULD BE' A MISSING PERSON, TO WHICH SOMETHING BAD HAPPENED. DISMISSING THE FACT THAT SHE IS CONSIDERED BY MANY EXPERTS IN THE FIELD, TO BE A VICTIM OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
So, my goal it not to STOP PROSTITUTION, it is to STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING – in all forms. But for those of you who will say something about this: I work to stop sex-trafficking because that is what happened to my daughter, not because I believe it is the only type of human trafficking that exists. There are many forms of modern-day slavery. There are child and adult trafficking and it happens in the sex trade, with forced labor, and domestic work.
So, with Las Vegas proudly calling itself SIN CITY and announcing for decades that WHAT HAPPENS THERE STAYS THERE, it is no wonder that Jessie's disappearance so long ago was initially dismissed by those in charge of her case. BUT THAT WAS THEN ... THIS IS NOW. And it is time to bring in new laws to make changes to this horrific crime that has moved from the 3rd largest illegal crime in the world to the 2nd largest money making illegal crime in the world. WHAT IS NEXT: #1! STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING NOW BEFORE IT GETS THERE!!
Another point that needs to be address is that people want PROOF. They want statistics and evidence they can look at or hold in their hand. Human traffickers are smarter than that. Do you think that this crime has freely existed all these years because of all the evidence they leave behind. The traffickers are a good at their job as every one of you all are at yours. As the person who wrote this article, to the mayor of your city, to the president of your country or whomever you choose to use as an example of someone who is very good at their job. THAT IS HOW GOOD TRAFFICKERS ARE AT THEIRS. So, if you want proof, I will tell you what is proof enough for me: 1) Jessie vanished from one day to the other, last words to her sister were: TALK TO YOU TOMORROW … 2) the person she was “engaged” to giving me 3 different stories about the last time he saw her (this person is known to the police as a violent pimp, someone that officers have tried for years to arrest, but have never been able to get any of his victims to speak up, out of fear) ... 3) all Jessie’s belongs went missing when she did EXCEPT her hairdryer and her makeup (THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A MOMENT: a beautiful 21-year-old woman takes all her things, but leaves her items that are in the bathroom … does that sound likely? NOT TO ME).
SO, sorry people, there is no trail of breadcrumbs leading us to the answers, they need to be investigated, but the officer(s) in charge let that fall far through the cracks and now it has been 7 years.
Since Jessie’s disappearance, things are looked at much differently and people are getting recognized as possible human trafficking victims, and Jessie’s detective on the case ignores my calls and messages, and 3 members in that department, including Molnar, send my emails back to me MARKED AS SPAM!!
That won’t stop me. I will raise awareness to this crime without the evidence some of you demand. I have helped families escape the fate that we live daily. I do it all in Jessie Foster’s name.
STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING NOW!!