I am trying to find help. I am a sex worker and I am well over 21 years old. Since Craigslist shut down, I posted on backpage. I’ve been contacted by MANY men who are pitching this “Let me help you make more money” crap. It is clear they are Pimps trying to engage females. Since I am old enough and wise enough to know that I don’t need a “Pimp” and would never have one here is my problem. I recently received a call and then texts from a pimp trying to get me to meet up with him and telling me the whole I can help you make more money spill. I’m assuming this is how they get naive females attention, anyway after I declined and asked him to loose my number, he proceeded to make threats. He sent me over 20 text messages (which I have saved) from number 832-775-4223. In addition he called me and told me IS going to find me because he knows exactly how to do it. This is a person I have never met and whom got my number from a backpage ad. I never encountered this with Craigslist.
I am afraid for my life but I am afraid to contact the authorities as I am well aware that I can get investigated myself for my chosen profession and possibly arrested. I have never been arrested especially for what I am now doing. I have only chosen to do this because I lost my job as a customer service rep and this economy has made it difficult for me to find a new job. I have kids, therefore I had to find a means to support myself and my kids until I can find a job. I am not proud of what I am doing but my choices were very limited. I would have never in my life imagined I would have been doing this for a living and in the past, I was even very judgmental of women who did. I often sterotyped sex workers just like many people do. Thinking that most women have Pimps, are drug addicts or alcoholics, come from very disfunctional familes, must be brainless, Never went to College, infested with STD’s, and shouldn’t cry about rape or things of that nature, since they sell their body anyway. I have now walked in their shoes and understand that many women choose to do it for many different reasons. I am nothing like the stereo types people often think about. In fact, I have been living a double life to maintain my flawless reputation. My Family, Friends and especially my children have no clue that I am doing what I am doing. I have established a regular 9 to 5 schedule for myself so that there is no suspicion. When I do have to leave in the evening (which is quite rare) I will usually ask my Mom to watch my kids because my friends and I are going out on a girls night out. I typically just wear Jeans and a t-shirt but never anything provacative or revealing.
I never applied for unemployment when I lost my job because it was not enough to live off of. The unemployment I would have received would have been 208.00 per week.My electric bill alone is 300.00 per month. My rent is 800.00 per month, car Insurance 80.00 per month, phone bill is 60.00, per month, water 60.00 per month and food for me and my two kids is around 250.00 per month. My ex husband lost his job in the construction field, so I stopped receiving child support and my kids lost their health insurance.
Here is the text messages I received from the PIMP. I have typed them in verbatim:
9/22/10: 3:30 pm.
Hey babygurl, get at me so that we can get together and talk business. I see that you are beautiful and I can help you make a lot of money.
Wow, you have me totally confused with th today’s broke hustlers mama. the majority of the dboys/gangstas don’t know about the lifestyle me and you both living!!
I promise you have really met your match!!! I am not black with a criminal record, didn’t graduate highschool nor college and get high daily. That is not me.
Well first of all, I don’t recruit the army and navy recruit. I get chose! An second to fuck with me it takes a lot moma to be and maintain a successful life so a young immature naive young lady is going to have no understanding!! An third I am black and I’m proud to be black!! An I have a excellent education transcript from grade school to college I have a degree in Avoinics Eng. I have my A&P lic. Aircraft Inspection Lic. an pilot lic. An I attend the University of Houston main campus! I’m very well rounded babygurl I’m basically a perfectionist at anything I put my mind and hands on!
I’m in seek of that woman that really knows and want better in life an want to be with a gentleman like myself that’s gonna truly guide her in the right direction in life with this lifestyle we choose to live!
O yea and I hate weed, I work out everyday I eat no more than 2500 calories a day and I don’t drink!! So next time quit being a square tryin to judge sumone before you even give them a chance!
Oh yea fuck you! An choose a real Professional In Moving Progress! Its not the real ones fault that you have choose the fake!! If you think this is bullshit, I wouldn’t be living the way im living and having the items I have!
You have to been with or have choose someone before that played with you or misguided you in the past.
Bitch fuck you!!!…..you are mad cause u broke hoe! Bitch go get a job hoe a square job its bitchs like you in the way of the real that’s doin this the right way! Fuck yo nothing ass u just don’t know what u started bitch watch this shit!!
( I repeatedly asked him to stop texting me and harassing me. When he threatened me, I told him that I was going to report him to the police. Then I received the following text messages)
Yea itz kool go ahead do what u do! That’s gone do exactly what I want to happen get yo punk ass out the way!! So the real Hoes can get some money!!
You gone learn what hustling your pussy alone is gone get ya and that’s no where!
Now go do what u do best and that’s go be a snitch you punk ass nothing!!
Go ahead an continue an do your incalls at _______ and _______ monday thru fridays. I know where to find you bitch!!
How am I harassing you. LOL I wanna hear you call the police so I can laugh with them you dumb fuck!!
Bitch get a life!!
Bitch get a life!!
Bitch get a life!!
C u soon Bitch!!!
If anyone can help me, I would appreciate some suggestions. Pimps are well aware that they are able to victimize sex workers without reprecussions unless it’s an underage child. Law Enforcement has not given us a choice to report things like this and they do not offer any protection for us. I don’t know what to do. I am an adult woman who has now been threated and I am in fear for my life. Based on the text messages, I got the impression that he is going to come after me for rejecting his propositions. PLEASE HELP!!