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Evans has a history with drugs. That morning, though, she needed a fix. Evans got in the car. The young man inquired about sex, and she gave him a price. Whether the recent prostitution stings were done to appease nagging neighbors or to tamp down the drug trade remains a mystery. But the number of arrests is shockingly clear. At least 47 people were arrested in connection with prostitution in Myrtle Beach during the months of November, December and January.
Heat on the street Undercover operations got underway around the holiday season and continue today, according to Lt. And police say the heat on the streets seems to have curtailed some activity. A recent operation in late January, early February yielded zero arrests, Crosby said.
Mugshots are rarely ever flattering, but hers stuck out because she has one eye. The story and photo of her arrest went viral, garnering cruel remarks from around the world. The one-eyed zombie prostitute? Like, I am star-struck right now. She and her now ex-boyfriend had bought 35 bags of heroin and 90 blue Xanax pills.
I know I was sitting down in between his legs and he said he was reaching over to grab something out my hand but I was too screwed up to hold onto anything. Doctors removed her eye and replaced it with an implant that would make her new hand-painted prosthetic eye move in sync with her left eye. Although the implant is still in place, her prosthetic overlay is lost.
Beach life Evans is homeless. She sleeps where she can. She eats very little. Back home, I do have a felonious record for drugs, larceny, stuff like that. But it was in the height of my addiction. She moved to Myrtle Beach three years ago. Evans was staying at a motel in Greensboro, N. She grew up on bikes and longed for a ride so she approached the man in the parking lot. It turns out I looked on his phone and he was ordering a Backpage.
The two were arrested and charged with reporting a false felony. The biker bailed himself out of jail five days later, but left Evans behind.
She served 96 days in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center before she was released for time served. She posted an ad on Craigslist. So she took his money and ran. The man, who ran the service with another woman, hooked her up with a bag of heroin every morning in exchange for her answering a call once or twice a month and driving girls to jobs.
When she was arrested the following month, it took him 23 days to get her out. To change that mentality is so hard, so hard. Her parents were bikers, and her first trip to Myrtle Beach to celebrate her seventh birthday was during Harley Week. She and her younger sister donned brand-new matching Harley shirts on the trip. We watched Saturday morning cartoons together.
She said her mother threatened her not to cry in front of others at the funeral and wake because tears would show weakness. Tiffany Dawn Evans from her FaceBook page The fond memories of Myrtle Beach she had as a child have been replaced by the nightmares of her reality here as an adult. Evans was arrested again on Jan. She was charged with loitering for prostitution. Prostitutes may stick out on parts of Yaupon Drive and Flagg Street, near where many of the recent arrests have been made, but even more threats linger in the shadows.
Crosby says officers have to dig deeper in prostitution cases to be ever vigilant in their watch for human trafficking.
The lines between prostitution, trafficking and exploitation can be thin and often blurred. Jackson said she and her partners have seen victims younger than that. Sea Haven operates four programs for runaway homeless at-risk youth in Horry County. The agency operates the only drop-in center in South Carolina for street kids up to age Project Lighthouse at Highway 15 in Myrtle Beach offers at-risk youth a safe place to shower, do laundry, get survival gear and access services like counseling.
Some trafficked persons might start their journey by thinking they are agreeing to a better life, Causey told her class of nearly 25 students, who spoke passionately about the issue on Tuesday. Then people find themselves signing up for things they never thought they were signing up for, Causey said. Tourist cities like those on the Grand Strand where thousands flock to vacation and perpetrators can be lost in the crowd are big targets for human trafficking.
Many victims are brought in from other areas to service the swelling population. More than Horry County businesses carry the yellow diamond signs that signal safe places for teens, proclaiming in an unspoken code that hope and help is out there. But advocates say more help is needed. We need more organizations that are working with young people. After a series of arrests - hers, her boyfriend and his mother - she's homeless in Myrtle Beach.
An admitted heroin addict, she said she can't go home to central North Carolina because of outstanding warrants. Stuck in a cycle of bad and worse, Evans wanders familiar south-end neighborhoods in the day and sleeps in the pump house of miniature golf course when she can avoid being caught by security guards. Lately, she said, many of the local prostitutes have been the target of the police when they are not during the summer season.
Janet Blackmon Morgan jblackmon thesunnews. She says she ultimately hopes to get a copy of her birth certificate to obtain identification that will aid her in landing a job. She just wants to be stable. Evans longs for a brighter tomorrow, but a part of her has grown accustomed to the dark.
I want to be stable. I love being spontaneous and I love all the people that I meet because I meet so many on a daily even just talking.