Violence: Takeesha was pregnant when she was beaten by her boyfriend.
Then she returned to wife meets stranger for sex Hunts Point to pass out some pamphlets about salvation to her old friends.
Anything on that side of The Point, Officer Haddock said, referring to the Lafayette Avenue side.She isn't sure how she ended up in Hunts Point, but she says it's 'hell'.All of them want to get out or are trying to get out and find a better life, away from the drugs, violence and sex.She got no choice.Despite this, she claims she's not a 'crackhead.'.Butterfly is an 18-year-old prostitute who works the block facing the Corpus Christi Monastery in Hunts Point.
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She said she started having sex for money at age 12 after years of sexual abuse.
She didn't give me any time." Cynthia is now the mother of fifteen children, eleven of whom are still alive.
Ironically, the recent rise in prostitution comes less than eight months after HBO agreed to stop airing Buck Owenss documentary Hookers at the Point about the areas sex trade, because of neighborhood complaints that it was an inaccurate depiction of the area.
Now, working the street, she says she won't let any johns sex on first or second date abuse her.She is seen here before going out to look for johns.A 53-year-old neighborhood resident named Julio, who asked to have his last name withheld for fear of being associated with the sex trade, said prostitution has plagued the neighborhood for all of the 35 years that he has lived in the South Bronx.She has a boyfriend, now, and he takes care of her - giving her a place to live.She worries when she sees the new neighborhood prostitutes, selling themselves on the same streets she did before they are even old enough to see an R-rated movie.Before he took over, the girls used to be naked, completely, he said.Most women dont make it to my age out here, she said.
Mr Arnade was a Wall Street banker with a passion for photography when he wandered into Hunts Point four years ago.