Most High-Priced Call-Girl Service Cases Go Unprosecuted


The case of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is a rare one involving a government official and a high-priced call-girl service to become public, says the Los Angeles Times. Expensive prostitution rings such as the Emperors Club VIP operate in such a rarefied environment of pricey hotel suites, private estates, and limousines that they seldom are taken down by law enforcement authorities. Local police departments, which investigate the vast majority of prostitution cases, concentrate on the street-walking hookers. They typically are easier to identify and arrest, are much more vulnerable to violence and are far more often involved in criminal activity frowned upon by the communities in which they operate.

Even when authorities stumble upon a tryst between a high-priced prostitute and her client, it’s nearly impossible to prove that the two negotiated a price for sex as opposed to paying for escort services and companionship — a hurdle necessary to make a criminal case, said sociologist Ronald Weitzer of George Washington University. “There is a feeling of invincibility among the rich and powerful” using these high-end prostitution services, said Weitzer, author of “Sex for Sale: Prostitution, Pornography and the Sex Industry.” Veteran Washington, D.C., police Det. Mark Gilkey can’t remember more than a politician or celebrity or two who has been caught and made a public example of. In one case, Gilkey saw the names on credit card invoices. He said, “It was shocking. The amounts [of money] and also the people-movie stars, celebrities, people in politics, the sporting world.” their names never became public, he said, and most never get caught at all.


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