12 ways escorts can help fight sexual abuse of minors

On December 5, 2012, the Global Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Online was announced by EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstrom and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The alleged intentions of the global alliance are to help identify victims, enhance efforts to investigate and prosecute instances of alleged child sexual abuse online, decrease the alleged availability of child pornography materials with the implicit goal of increasing cross-border control, trampling on the remains of privacy and tightening other screws.

While 48 countries in the alliance talk about the work they are allegedly doing, escorts can fight real instances of child sexual abuse, because escorts are regularly on adult-oriented sites and may gain important information.

The escort industry is about strength, empowerment and control of one’s own life. Escorts can help children obtain these same feelings of empowerment through helping thwart child pornographers or pimps of child prostitutes.

Here are some ways escorts can help:

  1. Take special notice of clients who are extremely obsessed with underage role play. It’s common for a middle-aged client to ask for a role play scenario involving a cheerleader/football player, school girl/teacher or other teen-associated fantasy. However, if your client is asking for you to pretend to be a pre-pubescent girl or wants to act out that you’re being abused as a pre-teen, he is completely out of line. Carefully observe clients who repeatedly ask you if you’re really underage or show preference for underage escorts. Clients who look for underage escorts are breaking the law. It is illegal to encourage minors to engage in sexual activities or intimate encounters. If a client that you found via Skipthegames.com is trolling for underage escorts, report her immediately to Skipthegames.com’s abuse team.
  2. Skipthegames.com supports personal responsibility and discourages snitching. However it is our firm belief that minors should be kept out of adult activities. We are doing everything in our power to stop exploitation of minors and underage escorting.

    Report underage pictures you see or receive. As you’re surfing the web comparing your profile to others for market research, you could easily come across pictures of escorts who are clearly underage. Do not hesitate to report the pictures to Skipthegames.com’s abuse team. Additionally, some clients send random pictures to their escorts. If a client ever sends you pictures of other escorts you are quite certain are underage, report your client immediately.

  3. Listen when clients reveal perverted fantasies or taboo experiences to you. Clients often ramble (or boast) about their other – real or imaginary – feats. If your client shares graphic information with you about having encounters with children, pay attention to them and report him as soon as possible. Sometimes clients reveal how they have desires to do inappropriate things with or to children by way of dirty talk to you during an encounter. If their confessions seem genuine, consider sharing their secrets with the authorities.
  4. Help underage escorts you meet. As you’re out and about meeting up with clients, it’s possible you could run into escorts who happen to be underage. Escorts who are under the age of consent, especially, are not fully capable of handling the escort industry. They are likely being pimped out by someone else. Let them know you are willing to help them find assistance, find shelter or get back home if they’ve run away. Encourage them to seek out help and report abuse against them.
  5. Avoid pervert photographers who have a thing for kids. If you’ve been in the business for awhile, you’ve likely run into a few photographers as you’ve searched for the right one. If you notice that he has scantily-clad youngsters in his portfolio, you might want to take a closer look around the next time you’re in his studio. Photographers whom you realize have kids hanging around his studio all the time could be suspect. (Unless, of course, the children are his own.) Photographers who enjoy taking pictures of children shouldn’t automatically be assumed to be child pornographers, but if you get a feel that something unhealthy is going on or that his pictures take on an unnatural effect, consider that you could be helping a child out by reporting him to the authorities.
  6. Report underage escort profiles to the site owners. If you run across an escort profile on Skipthegames.com that states they are underage, report this profile immediately to Skipthegames.com’s abuse team. Because it is nearly impossible to scrutinize every escort profile on its site, Skipthegames.com will be grateful for your help in keeping the site clean, legal and adult-only.
  7. Refuse and report bookings from underage clients. Often, underage clients think it’s cool to lose their virginity to escorts. They may also want to simply have sex with someone and find it too difficult, awkward or impossible to hook up with a girl their own age. If you accept a booking from an underage client, you can eventually be convicted of sexual assault of a minor due to his underage status (though if you are a woman and your client is male, you have much better chances of getting away with it than if the genders were reversed).
  8. Report things you see during an outcall. Of course, normally, your interactions with clients are supposed to be private and discreet. But, seeing something you shouldn’t (like your client’s child porn collection) could easily happen during an encounter. Smart clients will keep it out of plain view, but others don’t realize the ramifications, so they fail to hide their illicit efforts. If you see something during an outcall that leads you to believe that your client is viewing, making or sending child pornography or abusing children or underage teens, it is your duty to report his behavior to the authorities.
  9. Pay attention and be aware. As an escort, you have probably learned to put your radar up and be observant when meeting with clients or stepping into an outcall for the first time. Use these same observation skills at all times with clients to notice any unusual behaviors, off-color comments or accessories they carry that could be signs they are budding pedophiles. Thankfully, very few escorts run into pedophiles. However, some are out there and can be called out easily by paying attention to your surroundings, your client’s actions and other signs.A word of warning: government structures and churches, because of the de facto immunity they grant to their members, contain disproportionately high number of pedophiles, but these can only be reported publicly and anonymously – any other way will land you, not them, in big trouble.
  10. Don’t be afraid to intervene. If you strongly suspect that a child or young teen is being abused, report your suspicions to law enforcement immediately. And, if you suspect that your client is an abuser, tell the authorities as soon as you can. Being afraid to intervene may cause a child to undergo abuse for an indefinite amount of time, until someone else figures out what’s going on or until the child is too old for the abuser any longer.
  11. Forget yourself. When you report what you know about a client, law enforcement officials may ask you many questions about your own career. Yes, you may be asked questions, but if you are smart enough, you’ll only have a few unpleasant moments, which isn’t a steep price for a human life.
  12. Trust your instincts. As an escort, your gut tells you quite a bit about a client. You may be able to immediately differentiate between the dangerously kinky and the normally kinky ones upon sight. You can tell if a situation is dangerous or if a client is a timewaster. In that same vein, you may be able to just feel when a client is a perv whose tastes run young. Your intuition saves you from many negative experiences; go with it if you feel a client is abusing or exploiting children.

If you are afraid to report your suspicions about child sexual abuse, you can usually offer anonymous tips to law enforcement. Anonymous tips don’t usually weigh as heavily as tips provided by someone willing to stand up with information, but they can work when combined.

Child sexual abuse runs across all socio-economic levels and touches all races. Escorts have to engage in the fight in order to help keep their industry clean. Each year, thousands of underage escorts are trafficked into the United States and are abused, raped and drugged. Much of society bases their impressions about the entire industry on their knowledge of underage trafficking. They are fed by information from the media that underage girls are sold into slavery, forced to perform sex acts and are mistreated regularly.

By fighting this stigma with the goal of gaining acceptance and power, escorts can at the same time remove competition from the market.