Sex Slaves: Texas Rescue Featuring Dottie Laster
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As part of MSNBC’s November marathon, Sex Slaves in America, Sex Slaves: Texas Rescue will air again on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 6pm kicking off the evening’s 4 hours of the most compelling episodes about human trafficking filmed from coast to coast.
The Texas Rescue episode follows Dottie Laster and her team performing rescue attempts of known victims of trafficking by “purchasing” her services, often with the pimp waiting outside.
One of Dottie Laster’s featured team members, Cat French of Elijah Rising, was specifically trained by Laster to recognize the complexities of the landscape of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. French says, “By her tenacity and resolute stand against wickedness, Dottie prepared the way for a whole new coalition of justice warriors to arise in Houston, some through Elijah Rising, and many others in similar organizations throughout our city. We have been equipped for the battlefield by Dottie’s patient and enduring mentorship. Many thanks to you, Dottie!”
Rescue of Sex Trafficking Victims in Houston
While filming, Dottie Laster and her team were able to make contact with several victims. Dangerously waiting are the pimp, or trafficker, anticipating delivery of money. Assuring they are paid exactly what’s expected before leaving the hotel room, often funded out of Laster’s own pocket, she lets the victims know that she is there to help, trying to gain their confidence, and to come up with a plan of escape, if the victim chooses to do so.
Viewers of MSNBC’s Sex Slaves: Texas Rescue will get a glimpse of the large demand in Houston, one of the nation’s largest hubs for trafficking according to the Department of Justice. Some victims are being imported from other countries, some come on their own lured by the promises to e big money. Before long they are living a nightmare, and can’t get out.
Over the years the MSNBC documentary series has covered sex trafficking at several locations in the US, including Florida’s Magic Kingdom, Chicago, Oakland, Detroit, and the suburbs of any town in America. Topics surrounding human trafficking and prostitution have also been exposed; the men who buy, massage parlors, and victims who are branded by tattoos.
MSNBC’s Sex Slaves: Texas Rescue with Dottie Laster Part of November Marathon