The details from the indictment are pretty horrible. Minors were taken from their homes and brought to Houston, forced to prostitute themselves and the pimps kept all of the money and beat and threatened them.
One of the “businesses” where this was taking place was Taboo Modeling Studio North, which is just up the freeway from my house — I pass by it often. Before today, I had always thought about the movie Paris, Texas. To think that those poor girls were there all this time — it breaks my heart.
Now, neither one of our local radio yakkers could pass up taking a swipe at this story. Chris Baker‘s first thought was that the victims were more likely than not illegals. (The first link, which was published in time for Baker to have read it during his show, says specifically that they are not. I sent him an email to inform him.)
Michael Berry‘s take on the indictment is that it’s oh-so-very-funny that the Chronicle reporter had to identify the accusseds’ nicknames. HA HA HA. So everyone who calls into his show today has to have a pimp name.