A sex worker who has admitted to working in more than 12 sex shops in Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril, has described conditions in many of the establishments as "worse than slavery", with girls as young as age 14 working, often without pay.
The sex worker, who gave her name only as 'Diamond', wants the police to investigate the operations of the shops and the treatment of the girls. So if the man picks you and you refuse, you have to pay for that hour. At the end of the day, don't bother think yuh have any pay leave, because they try find everything to charge yuh for and draw out of it," Diamond said in an interview with the Sunday Observer recently. Prostitution in montego bay north port on top of that, yuh have 14 girls and four beds. Sometimes it is five to a bed, sometimes four, depending on if the girls can get along.
You have to come back by five o'clock, because you have office girls there, yuh know.
They leave from there go to work and come back after they leave their office work and they still charge them if they come in late. Everything is a charge. Diamond said that some of the owners will give each girl one condom for each customer, and if that one condom gets damaged before the session is over, she is left at her own risk.
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And some wife going to be home and some man carry some serious disease go give them. But what I do is take the 30 grand, tell him I was going to use the bathroom and put in my female condom.
So I would advise the girls to always have female condom and know what yuh doing. So that is why I feel that the Government should really have a set of people who go into these places and really check it out and make sure that the girls have ID, and they do their test for sexual infections and so.
Some places, I don't think they do testing, and some of the girls will even have sex with each other," she said. According to Diamond, the girls are forced to do things that they do not want to do, like have anal and oral sex, and if they refuse, they are again charged. All of us. This is how we make money so we can eat food in the mornings, 'cause they don't give us food.
And remember, is every two weeks we get pay. The boss don't see this money," she said. According to the sex worker, the girls use that money to do their nails and hair, and buy outfits "cause if yuh repeat clothes, they charge yuh too. So I'm saying that is ridiculous. People need to know what is happening," Diamond said. They have and year-old girls. It carry a prostitution in montego bay north port of young girls. And there is another in Montego Bay," she said, naming the establishments.
The Government need to go in and take out the little girls from out of them," she said.
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Can you imagine a man having sex with you for an hour? Imagine what those little girls go through," she said as she explained that those men are the ones who apply substances to delay ejaculation. She related the story of a year-old who came running from a room crying a few weeks ago at the establishment in which she was working.
When she was inspected, her vagina was swollen and sore from the encounter with a customer.
She said that if the room door remained closed a minute after the time is up the girl working in that room is charged. She said that a of shops are opened in "respectable complexes" and the occupants are unaware of what is taking place right next-door to them. However, from the girls' portion, there would be deductions for accommodation for each, along with all the charges that they accumulated over the two weeks. On top of being treated unjustly, Diamond said that even when the girls are menstruating they are still forced to work.
There is a centre that the girls group up and burnt it down because they wouldn't pay them their money. That man opened a new place off the Boulevard.
It really funny that you don't want to pay the girls and you work them out for two weeks. Some of them heartless," she said. The sex worker said that what many bosses do is take as many girls from the rural areas as they can, who do not know their way around Kingston, or underaged girls who run away from their homes and have nowhere else to go.
The girls, she said, are afraid to speak prostitution in montego bay north port because of what they feel others might say about them and the profession that they are in. I could take two days and buy my ticket to travel and buy four girls ticket and me and them go away Because I used to have 'top a top' politician coming to my place.
I never even used to charge them accommodation. She said that she operated her own place for four years before closing it down and deciding instead to work from other parlours.
Now, she said, she has been to sex shops where girls shed tears because they were tired and sore but had to continue working. I have been at centres and see girls a bawl 'cause they can't go anymore, the way how them buss up," she said.
Some of the establishments, she said, need to be visited by public health inspectors because they do not have proper showers, the girls are not given tissue or wipes, and men have to use their own merinos or underpants to clean themselves afterwards. But while she is calling on the authorities to intervene, she said that she has witnessed police officers going to one so-called massage parlour and collecting "brown envelopes" from the boss.
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As for the bosses, they will come in the nights and collect their money in boxes, yet still refuse to pay the girls, she said. And they should at least find a meal a day for the girls. Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. Subscribe. NY community board approves resolution for TPS for Vincentians am Health Ministry suggests at least 60 minutes of activity per week for children am Govt to remove discretion of judges to place children in penal institutions am Barbados relaxes COVID restrictions am Venezuela fears malaria more than COVID am Police commissioner reports reduction in crime during weekend lockdowns am.
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