Over the weekend a reformed, unidentified prostitute spoke with KOB's Chris Ornelas. She apparently knew Michelle Valdez and Victoria Chavez.
Here’s the report.
Here's an interesting quote from the woman in the report:
“A lot of girls don't have the support out there--nobody to care about them, nobody to take them in to help them.”
The woman also offered a warning during the report, saying the lifestyle is dangerous.
Here’s an older John Hopkins study that I found on the net that talks about the dangers of the profession. The study looked at mortality rates among more than one-thousand prostitutes over a thirty-year period:
Few of the women died of natural causes, as would be expected for persons whose average age at death was 34 years. Rather, based on proportional mortality, the leading causes of death were homicide (19 percent), drug ingestion (18 percent), accidents (12 percent), and alcohol-related causes (9 percent).