Some websites are out of the country, presenting jurisdictional challenges for police. Story continues below advertisement A similar ad was also found on LeoList postings for the Windsor region. A study of sex on Craigslist released this year by researchers at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, supports the Toronto sex worker's comments that the internet can make the sex trade safer.
Skgn link London police say a man has been arrested after officers found online that allegedly sought women for escort work, sparking concerns for a potential link to human trafficking. Scott Cunningham, one of the study's authors, said in an interview he suspects LeoList.
The contact refers to Unicorn House Ltd. According to police, detectives with the human trafficking unit spotted a London-based ad on the website in early February that promised lucrative work for women between the ages of 18 and Police added that in text message conversations, the person who posted the ad allegedly indicated the job was for escort work.
When sex work was more visible on downtown streets, it was easier for social workers to try to help women and for police to keep an eye on their customers, Perry said. Police say the were posted on LeoList, a Canadian website that hosts classified for a of services, such as female massages, platonic dating and escorts. Reach him by at pedwards thestar.
Perry said the average Toronto sex worker when he was on the job entered the sex trade at age Perry said he fears pimps now use websites to fly under the police radar and exploit women. Many of the site's other classifieds — including for vehicles, housing and jobs — appear little used.
There was some organized crime involvement, often connected with bikers and strip clubs, he said. Peter Edwards is a Toronto-based reporter primarily covering crime. It also "may have caused outdoor street-based prostitution to transition to the safer, indoor channel," researchers found.
There seemed no end to men wanting to prey upon them, Perry said. The study suggests that the old Craigslist "erotic services" made sex work safer by helping sex workers screen out the most dangerous clients.
The personals section leoist dozens of recently posted for male and female escorts across the GTA. The site's landing boasts it has more thanregistered users and millions of total.
Trending Stories. Cunningham said he wasn't surprised the Toronto woman said internet make her feel safer and freer of pimps. The internet sig women to do background checks of clients, even seeking references, the Baylor team found.