How to avoid an ‘out of control’ escort escort
When a person wants a sexual encounter with an escort, it’s important to be aware of the escort’s history and to ask for permission to see her, according to the National Association of Attorneys General.
The group of attorneys general, which represents the industry and lobbies on behalf of women and girls, is working to expand its reach by educating the public about the issues and laws surrounding escort services.
It also wants to help victims of sexual assault and abuse find their way out of the industry.
Lawmakers are working on a bill to give them more power to investigate and prosecute sexual assault, and to require them to report any misconduct to authorities, the group said.
But many experts say the groups are focusing too much on the business side of escort services, and not enough on the people who may be involved.
The Association of Private Nurse Practitioners, a trade group, estimates there are about 150,000 licensed escort agents, and they are the largest provider of female escorts in the United States.
The organization, which has more than 300,000 members, has endorsed the “one in every five women in the country” definition of a “high risk” escort.
Many experts believe the industry is a safe place to meet a woman without a history of sexual abuse or trauma, because escorts do not have to have a license.
And in some states, like New York, where the “sexual assault” part of the “high-risk” category was added in 2015, they can’t be charged for sex with a minor.
But the group has urged the states to allow them to operate without a license, arguing they are a safety net for vulnerable women who are victims of domestic violence.
They say there is a lack of training for escorts and that there are laws that protect the people working as escorts.
The industry also has strong lobbying efforts, with more than 1,000 registered lobbyists representing the industry, according the group.
The Associated Press identified some of the experts on this article.