A modern-day abolitionist movement that includes Las Vegas law enforcement officials, the state attorney general’s office, legislators and grass-roots activists wants to reclassify the pimps who dominate the world’s oldest profession as modern-day slave traders.
Like infinite numbers of women before her, Heather Robbins came to Las Vegas with a bit of luggage and a big dream: to someday become a showgirl; or at the very least, to dance in a strip club and maybe work her way up by catching the attention of somebody influential.
Pretty polka-dot bows on top of heads, GPS monitors on the ankles. Teenagers having babies, then leaving them at home with grandma so they can make money on the streets, in motel suites.
Marc Schifalacqua, a Clark County prosecutor, has put plenty of pimps behind bars for pandering girls and women. He’s the first to say that Las Vegas is one big revolving door for pimps who commonly receive light sentences even if they abuse prostitutes or pander minors.