Ottawa Runaway Shelter: Prime Recruitment For Pimps: Four victims as young as 15 years old
A Shelter for Teens, one would hope would be a safe haven for teen runaways, but are prime recruiting grounds for pimps looking on capitalising on a young ladies misery with promises of a "glamourous life", much like "Julia Roberts in Pretty Women".
The only "Glamour" these teens soon find out to be had is if you are a pimp and the lucrative lifestyle living off the avails of teen sex, with "pretty" being "pretty young teens" displayed for hire, by an insatiable market for them.
The Nation's Capital, a beautiful city, though late at night along Bank Street, Wellington and Parkdale street in the Mechanicsville area, Vanier's, Montreal Road strip and the Rideau Street Market area can be just as ugly at night as any city "Hell on earth" for a teen in the sex trade with no means of escape.
As far as I am concerned those who live off teen misery, deserve the best Justice only a Smith and Wesson can provide, with extra helpings of Remington Steel.
Prostitution raps for sex ring accused
By KENNETH JACKSON, SUN MEDIA
A Gatineau woman who's charged with trafficking teen sex slaves in Gatineau now faces prostitution allegations in Ottawa involving four victims as young as 15 years old.
Ottawa police charged Laura Emerson, 28, with 11 prostitution-related offences, including extortion and living off the money the girls made acting as their pimp between October 2007 to July 2008. Police said four girls, aged 15 to 20, came forward after learning Emerson had been charged with human trafficking, sexual assault and a slew of other offences earlier this month.
Unlike in Gatineau where it's alleged Emerson lured three 17-year-old girls from Ottawa shelters and held them against their will, city police said the victims in this case were not confined.
"They weren't being forced to live at a specific place but they were involved in sexual activity with Emerson living on the avails," alleged Staff Sgt. Mike Callaghan, head of the guns and gangs unit, which also handles cases involving youth exploitation.
Emerson is also accused of extorting money from a man who wanted to assist two of the victims "attempting to leave her control." Callaghan said when girls try to leave their pimps they normally have to pay an "exit fee."