Nevada City, CA — In a still evolving chain of events, local authorities, in collaboration with State and local agencies, have discovered a possible prostitution ring trapped in the back of a hot 2002 Chrysler minivan belonging to Tony Corning of Marysville, CA.
“I was just filling up my tank at the Chevron, when I saw this minivan with locked doors in the hot summer sun with people inside,” said Phil Meadows of Nevada City, speaking from his aquamarine Gran Torino. “I come to the Chevron for their delicious sandwiches and gas sometimes. But I busted out the minivan’s window ’cause there were people in there. It was hot. They looked hot.”
According to authorities, the prostitution ring was being operated out of a Chrysler Minivan and several other mid-sized “crossover” vehicles in the hot summer sun. It’s a clever twist in an industry that doesn’t like to be discovered. Apparently this is the first time officers have ever head of such a prostitution innovation.
“If it wasn’t for this brave citizen smashing the window of this minivan, who knows what would have happened to the occupants,” commented Jack Shrader of the Nevada City Police Department.
According to the United States FBI, human sex trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery. Estimates place the number of its domestic and international victims in the millions, mostly females and children enslaved in the commercial sex industry for little or no money.
The terms “human trafficking” and “sex slavery” usually conjure up images of young girls beaten and abused in faraway places, like Eastern Europe, Asia, or Africa. Actually, human sex trafficking and sex slavery happen locally in cities and towns, both large and small, throughout the United States, right in citizens’ backyards.