This “grooming” process was best explained by the book, The Pimp
Game, which states:
You’ll start to dress her, think for her, own her. If you
and your victim are sexually active, slow it down.
After sex, take her shopping for one item. Hair and/or
nails is fine. She’ll develop a feeling of
accomplishment. The shopping after a month will be
replaced with cash. The love making turns into raw
sex. She’ll start to crave the intimacy and be willing to
get back into your good graces. After you have broken
her spirit, she has no sense of self value. Now pimp,
put a price tag on the item you have manufactured.46
After the trafficker entraps the young child, she becomes part
of the organized operation that is the business of sex trafficking.47 At
the top of the hierarchy is the trafficker who is the primary controller
of his “stable.”48 Next in the hierarchy are the facilitators—including
taxi drivers, corrupt authorities, adult sexual entertainment venue
owners, and hotel workers—who enable the trafficker to transport,
advertise, and “facilitate” the business.49 Lastly, the woman
commonly referred to as the “bottom bitch” “sits atop the hierarchy”
of victims and is usually a victim herself who has been with the
trafficker for the longest period of time.50 The “bottom bitch” collects
money earned by the victims, recruits new youth into trafficking, and
handles all daily business for the trafficker.51
grooming practices involve the perpetrators spending “time slowly gaining the trust
and affection of the youth as well as desensitizing the minor to the idea of sexual
activity . . . ”).
45 Id. at 23.
46 See id. (citing MICKEY ROYAL, THE PIMP GAME: INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE 64-65
47 See id. (describing the business and organizational aspects associated with
48 Id. at 24 (defining “stable” as “a group of prostituted girls under the control of a
single trafficker or pimp”).
49 Id. at 27.
50 Id. at 24.