MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says the internet has diversified the world’s oldest profession.
“It’d be naive to think it (prostitution) isn’t occurring, but we don’t have a tremendous amounts of reports or investigations into it,” Gerace said. “In this world, it’s very possible more is going on than is brought to our attention.”
“Then, you’ve got the whole issue of the dark web and many avenues for electronic contact.”
Gerace’s comments come after 35-year-old Westfield woman Amy Figueroa was charged after she allegedly ran a prostitution business from her Nichols Avenue residence for several months.
The New York Times says Atlanta, Miami and Seattle have the top three markets for sex trade in the United States, as they combined for roughly $600 million a year.