Toronto Star recently gained access to do a jailhouse interview with 29 year-old Matthew Deiaco, who has been charged with human trafficking, assault causing bodily harm, unlawful confinement and kidnapping.
Deiaco discusses the tricks of the trade, like how to prey on vulnerable girls who need a daddy figure, how to make a lot of money, and how to discipline those out of line.
When talking about the process of grooming a girl to do anything for him, he emphasizes the importance of painting a picture of an enticing future – a future that requires both of them to work hard and do their part. For love. His words are chilling:
“She’ll do it, cause you just sold her a dream.”
He is awaiting trial.
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- Deiaco was only 16 years old when an older pimp gave him two women, essentially switching over their ownership. While exploitative behaviour is never acceptable, it’s easy to see how Deiaco, an impressionable teenage boy, was sucked into a world of money and violence.
- The sex industry uses the word love constantly, but in Deiaco’s words, “there is no love in the sex trade.” This is why selling a dream, an illusion of love is so important in order for the business to work.
- While there is a growing number of organizations that help rehabilitate victims, we also need more organizations who are willing to reach out to pimps-in-training with the goal of preventing them from slipping into a lucrative, addictive lifestyle of exploiting others.