Wednesday, October 8, 2014

LAW & ORDER SVU: New York City Teen Prostitutes

Law & Order Special Victims Unit Season 16 Premier

Here's the plot summary, via TVRage, for the 16th season premiere of Law & Order Special Victims Unit - "Girls Disappeared"
Sergeant Benson juggles work and her new role as foster mother to baby Noah Porter. Amaro, now working the traffic beat in Queens, arrests an underage prostitute with connections to Noah’s mother Ellie, who was "greenlit" by her pimp and brutally murdered. Amaro’s undercover work sets off a chain of events that puts everyone connected to the case - even baby Noah - in danger. Meanwhile, a new detective assigned to Manhattan SVU starts off on the wrong foot.
16-year-old Luna Garcia

The viewers were introduced to 16-year-old Luna Garcia, the first "underage prostitute", as she was about to perform oral sex on a middle-aged john in a SUV - in broad daylight. The john shared that the teen prostitute was delivered to him via Craigslist:
"Craigslist. You call the number. And then they come in a car, and she gets in the car with me." 
14-year-old Missy in Prostitution Rain

Subsequently, a house with four additional nymphet prostitutes, one white, Missy, and two Latina, was raided. SVU was able to get 14-year-old Missy to cooperate by showing her a picture of her baby whom was being held hostage by the Mexico based prostitution ring; however, while out on bailMissy and her middle-aged john were executed in a Cadillac. 

In an effort to entrap the prostitution ring, a SVU detective booked a "date" with Carmen - a 16-year-old prostitute ordered on Craigslist whom offered the undercover detective a "massage" for $200. 

In the end, SVU was able to break the ring by getting the bottom to cooperate by appealing to her motherly emotions. 

Interestingly, unlike the privileged teen prostitutes in Rome, the teen prostitutes featured in this episode of SVU were portrayed as being victims of sex trafficking. 

Lastly, despite, Law & Order: SVU's disclaimer, a number of the episodes are based on actual news reports. For example, the post, Super Bowl Nymphet Prostitutes, is about 13 to 17-year-old prostitutes whom serviced Super Bowl johns in Manhattan.

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