Batts pleaded guilty and was convicted of sex trafficking in The first time Amber Batts traded sex for money, she said, she was She had two small children, her husband at the time was hurt at work, she said, and they needed money. She answered a newspaper ad and soon found herself at a trailer in view of the giant neon tattoo shop gun in Spenard. She knocked on the door.
A fishing vessel along the Mendenhall River, near Juneau, Alaska. Photo by Joseph via Flickr. One recent night, a woman and her child hid in the closet while her abusive husband stampeded around their home threatening to kill them. The woman was on the phone with a social worker and the state troopers seeking help. However, the woman lived in a small village in rural Alaska.
Alaska's sex crime victims mainly are young — just children, really. They most often are targeted in someone's home. And they usually know their attacker.