Yes. But not in Clark County.
If you have ever visited Las Vegas, then you’ve seen the notorious “GIRLS THAT WANT TO MEET YOU DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR IN 20 MINUTES”. A reasonable person visiting Las Vegas would assume sex work was legal in Las Vegas based on the repeating moving billboards that advertise sex workers as "HOT BABES DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR".
Most people who visit Las Vegas see these signs a say “Cool, it’s Vegas.” But what they don’t know is those ads are a trap set by police for women and men. If caught calling one of these ads or working for these agencies, their lives will be ruined. A sex charge today is paramount to a sex offense. Leaving Las Vegas as a sex offender will ruin a person's life. That's rather draconian for getting your little winky tickled or a girl tryna make a $100, don't ya think?
LVMPD prostitution stings go back to the days when Las Vegas was nothing more than a speed trap on the way to Los Angeles. Remember the days when you’d gave to pay the cop cash to have him let you go? That still exists today, but it's now regulated by dispatch. rather than the arresting officer. Can you imagine back in the day? What a scam. You get pulled over and give the cop $100 bucks to let you go. No cash? You’re going to jail until you can get him cash. That’s foundation of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police: get money from tourists. And that's what a sex work ting in Las Vegas has become: extortion.
Is sex work legal in Las Vegas?
Yes & no. Yes, if you're an escort agency, you can legally pay Clark County a fee for a business license and advertise "GIRLS DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR". Next you can advertise all over the country luring gurls to Las Vegas to work for sex. To work for an agency the girl must sign a contract stating NO SEX. Okay, but that's not what the agency tells the clients (more on that later).
Next the girl is required to give the agency a deposit. Here's the Clark County - LVMPD coordinated scam. The agency requires the girl to give them $300 in case the girl skips town. That never happens because a girl can get 10 calls a night. Why would she ruin her job over one $300 client? No. The $300 is for when the agency sends the girl to an LVMPD sting. They use the $300 to bail the girl out of jail ( or they keep it depending on the agent). The girl never knew she was doing something illegal. Thats why they make her sign a contract.
Clark County gets money from Escort Agency. Escorting (and escort agencies) are a legal business but if you actually become an escort or if you call an escort then you will get arrested. But not the escort agency. Speed trap, baby.
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Jedi Rich is a former CEO who transformed from a banker into a modern day independent music & film maker.
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