The Albuquerque police have been busy lately. This time they’ve arrested 33-year-old Heather Brannon and have charged her with human trafficking. Police say that she was turning out at least two women on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com.
When the two women were arrested during a sting they allegedly said that Brannon forced them into prostitution because of a ‘debt’. This is a typical trick of traffickers. A lot of times they’ll bring illegals into the country and then make them work off their ‘debt’ by making them work as prostitutes but the debt never seems to ever be paid off.
This also goes to show a few things. The first is not all human traffickers are male. The next shows that the consenting adults phrase is just a myth. And lastly that Village Voice Media isn’t doing crap to combat trafficking on backpage.
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