Of course you already know about the energy boom that's generated so much for Houston, but what about the booty boom?
This week the Comic Con of the oil and gas industry, the Offshore Technology Conference, comes to town and with it there's an alleged bump in business for pimps and prostitutes, as well as our world-renowned strip-club industry. Blame all those horny business executives from around the world.
"Anytime you have a large event like the OTC that draws in tens of thousands of people, sex trafficking increases," Julie Waters of the Free the Captives anti-human-trafficking group told KPRC.
The news station took to scouring Craigslist for ads offering "disease-free" fun. They found more than a handful of booty call ads aimed at the 100,000 or so folks who will be attending the 45th conference. When we searched around Craigslist, mostly what we found were limo ads offering $80-an-hour rides for convention participants, but maybe that was a cover.
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"There are people who tour around the country, following the big conferences, offering these kind of services. There is no doubt," Mark Stephens, 1991 Houston Police Officer of the Year, who is now retired, told KPRC.