WITN Investigates "Erotic Services" Advertised On Craig's List

An increasing number of women are using the internet to advertise eroticism, massage and much more in Eastern Carolina.

WITN interviewed a woman who asked us to conceal her identity while she revealed information about sex and money, her clients and her personal life.

One of the names she goes by is "Kelly." She says she is 24 and has been selling sex for years. She has advertised on craigslist.com.

Kelly says some of her top clients are government officials, lawyers, doctors and even a police officer.

She says she makes about $1,500 to $2,000 a week advertising on craigslist.com.

Despite the tough economy, she says men don't care about money when it comes to sex.

"For men, they have to have sex," Kelly said. "And if they're not getting it, then they're going to seek it. They could be to their last $200 in the bank and they would give it to me."

She's not alone. There are a growing number of women apparently doing the same thing, in New Bern, Jacksonville, Morehead City and Rocky Mount.

It's a growing concern of Morehead City Police Chief Wrenn Johnson. She says she has been keeping a close eye on the amount of new ads popping up on craigslist.com.

While some argue prostitution is a victimless crime, Chief Johnson disagrees.

"There's never a victimless crime," Wrenn told WITN News. "Someone always gets hurt. There is a spouse involved, there is a child involved. There is money being exchanged. Just like for drugs. There's money being taken out of a home to purchase services that needs to be placed in a home. There's never a victimless crime."

Kelly maintains it's not personal.

"I would never want to hurt anyone and their family," she said. "As a matter of fact, i don't want to know if they're married. I don't want to know if they have kids. I just want them to take care of business and leave."

Kelly said she was molested as a child. She said she's made mistakes, and it would "break her heart" if her daughter ever followed in her footsteps. But she said sometimes life calls for drastic measures.

"I won't say it's okay, but i would say as a last resort," Kelly said. "I would want her to do what she has to do to take care of her family."

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  • by Micheal Scott Location: Scranton on Feb 1, 2009 at 04:31 PM
    "Even if a man only has 200 dollars left, he gives it to me." That's what she said!
  • by Honorable Bloggie Location: NC on Jan 31, 2009 at 08:47 PM
    Earnest, I object. To have one's daughter market her bodily assets is an utter disgrace. I think the "Conservative Right" has made their point clear on this blog. "It's alright to fornicate. We won't tell you it's wrong. You're perfectly moral. Just use some form of contraceptives so you don't get pregnant because you know, then people will know that you're having sexual intercourse outside of the biblical guidelines. However, if you keep it secret, it's alright." What a bunch of hypocrites...If you study them (the Conservative Right) long enough, you'll find them out.
  • by Earnest Location: Richlands on Jan 31, 2009 at 05:38 PM
    I would rather have a daughter on Craigs List than a son in Politics...
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jan 31, 2009 at 05:06 PM
    Being a person who does not "sleep around"(as some of you put it, I don't think sleep has anything to do with it) I would rather be with a paid pro. than a "freefer" at Joes Bar. I don't care what laws you pass, prostitution will contiue, so do as Navada has done and TAX prostitution. Ladies I don't think there are too many ladies of the night that tip the scales at 180 lbs, so take notice (by the way this goes for you men also), no woman wants to make love to a hulking bulk of blubber. As far a education is concerned, some of the better Ladies are well educated (I'm not talking bar flys).
  • by Kenny on Jan 31, 2009 at 12:11 PM
    alpha female, that shoe fits on both feet. I have seen some women that I would pay to NOT get naked!!LOL
  • by Cat Location: Gboro on Jan 31, 2009 at 12:02 PM
    You know? I was pretty much thinking what Lili wrote.. I mean, whatever men are going to do that (Sleep around), are going to do it, regardless! In fact, if they are willing to pay for it, you KNOW they will do it without paying for it! If you want to look down on a woman for charging for it, then ok. Thats your option, but shes making a living off of other peoples stupidity, and something that some other women do everyday for free! Another thing to think about is that any woman out there who has had a 1 night stand or been intimate with somebody she didn't really know, may have slept with a married man as well. Don't ask. Don't tell. That rule has to work for something, right? I also have to agree with Alpha.. Thats frick'n HILARIOUS!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2009 at 08:32 AM
    They should arrest all those women, men who are doing this. Its illegal. Are they paying taxes on thier "services"?? Why is the goverment letting this happen? Sick.
  • by tim Location: pitt on Jan 31, 2009 at 07:05 AM
    You would think that they would not allow this type of advertising on craigslist. You would be surprised how many gov. officals pay for escorts. The are stimulating something besides our economy.
  • by Lili Location: Los Angeles on Jan 30, 2009 at 11:07 PM
    First to those who are of the opinion that a man who see's a provider will get an std are wrong. Sex workers for the most part are very safe since their livelyhood depends on it. As for providers hurting families, that is not true either. It is better husbands see a provider where it remains a business relationship instead of some woman he may fall in love with. Last thing, if this were legal and the providers were taxed then it would save the economy.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Jan 30, 2009 at 05:18 PM
    This woman is smart....she is her own pimp! $100,000.00 a year... for what?.. 3 minutes about four times a night. A lot smarter than those females at the Bunny Ranch.... paying someone else for your own cookies?! HA Only problem I have is... all the different shaped men, some may stink, some ...you know are ugly. Lord... come to think of it...100 grand really isn't that much money.
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