A sex worker who recently took the Las Vegas Strip and then returned home said she found out she’d had to relocate to the United States.
Marianne Rizzo, a sex industry insider who has been living in the United Kingdom for 10 years, said she and her husband decided to move to Las Vegas because she wanted to get away from the city’s high unemployment rate and its rampant drug and alcohol addiction crisis.
Rizzo said she had no idea the city was so unsafe when she arrived.
She said the city has a long history of sexual exploitation, including child prostitution and sex trafficking.
“I’ve never been able to get the attention that I deserve as a person, and I’m just trying to make a living for my family and myself,” she said.
Rizosi, 27, said the first few months of her stay in Las Angeles, she felt trapped.
“There’s no safe place,” she told The Hill.
“I had to get used to it and I had to accept that.”
She said she was a drug user before she moved to the Strip, and that she was trying to quit when she began having “serious, serious symptoms.”
She eventually found work at a strip club and then went to work at the Rizzos’ house.
Razza, a mother of two, said they had to move quickly to get to the U.S. because there were too many “high-risk” people in the area.
Ruzza said she spent several months living with her boyfriend in a hotel and then took her son to Las Angeles to visit relatives.
“He was in a motel room and it was just crazy.
I couldn’t get out of there.
I had no money,” she recalled.
The family moved to Los Angeles in the spring of 2017.
Rozza said her boyfriend, who is not named because he’s a sex offender, became “overwhelmed” when he first heard that she’d left the Strip.
Razzo said he was the first to try to get her back home.
“At first I thought, I’m going to be a problem and then I realized how bad things are, because there are people out there doing it.
They’re trying to do it and they’re going to get caught,” she explained.
Rzzzós boyfriend eventually took her to his parents’ house and then to the Rizozas’ house to get help, Ruzzó said.
They found the Ruzozas were in trouble.
Rrizós father, who was arrested and faces child pornography charges, told The Associated Press he wanted to see his daughter go back to the country.
“We’re a family,” he said.
“We’re trying our best to make it work for the family.”
Rizzó’s mother told the AP she’s “not surprised” the Rozozas haven’t been able, because the family had no other option.
“My husband has been working all his life and we haven’t had the income, the opportunity to make the decisions,” she added.