New York and Ohio explicitly exclude prostitution to be used as character evidence against rape victims.
Judges in states without explicit exclusion of sex work often allow for prostitution to be brought up.
In Toronto, 100% of migrant sex workers interviewed by the Migrant Sex Workers Project said they would not call the police if they experienced violence.1.) Sex workers experience high levels of sexual violence.Globally, sex workers have a 45 to 75% chance of experiencing sexual violence at some point in their careers and a 32 to 55% chance of experiencing sexual violence in a given year.8.) Judges, police and juries often hold bias against sex workers.In Philadelphia, Judge Teresa Carr-Deni called gang-rape of a sex worker at gunpoint "theft of services" and refused to allow prosecution to press aggravated sexual assault charges.In former Soviet Bloc countries, a high proportion of sex workers report being sexually assault by police--with rates as high as 90 percent in Kyrgyzstan.