White prostitutes defend their black pimps in a New York court: Father and son, Vincent George Sr. and Jr.

Witnesses on behalf of defendants VIncent George Sr. and Jr.: Danielle Geissler, Desiree Ellis and Heather Keith
Witnesses on behalf of defendants Vincent George Sr. and Jr.: Danielle Geissler, Desiree Ellis and Heather Keith

She divulged she paid her mortgage to a landlord, who promised it would be hers when she paid the mortgage off. (Does this sound vaguely familiar to anyone other than me? As a homeowner, this arrangement sounds strangely familiar to what most Americans have with their banking institutions.) She also admitted she has no bank account and failed to pay her credit cards.

Geissler also says George Jr. is a “good father” to their 8-year-old child. “We slapped each other around sometimes but never over work or staying in the life.” She also claims George Jr. allowed her to take some time off after she had the baby.

The domestic violence only occurred during their “low” moments, when she wasn’t sexually satisfied. “If I didn’t get it, I’d hate the world,” she explains during her testimony.

The Allentown, Pa. resident admits, “I love him.”

Eight-month pregnant Jamestown, N.Y. native and former stripper Heather Keith, 28, says George Jr. helped her beat her cocaine addiction and found her a house in Allentown. She wears a tattoo on her neck bearing his nickname, “King Koby,” adjacent to a bar code, and in his defense, she claims, she isn’t carrying his baby. She also has this to say about the ink, what many deem a brand, “I got it because I cared about him, I loved him. It was my way to show we were together.”

This is by all accounts a sex-trafficking case that falls within a New York statute effective in 2007, which protects prostitutes who are viewed as indentured servants and/or victims. The Georges are essentially accused of operating a mobile escort service and the prostitutes, including George’s daughter/sister, posed as “professional masseuses” who picked up johns in high-end hotels and outside of strip clubs. Their livery car service, i.e. black cab service, and music recording company has allegedly laundered millions of dollars.

“As is typical in domestic sex trafficking cases, the trafficked victims were required to turn over all prostitution proceeds directly to their traffickers, who doled out only a few dollars a night to buy food and other necessities,” Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance said in a statement to press last April (2012). “As a result, the women had no control over their finances, making prostituted victims essentially helpless if they were to attempt to leave the operation.”

The women, who reference each other as “wife-in-laws,” commuted daily from Allentown to work their eight hour shifts. If King Koby is set free, he might keep his promise to “marry them and move to Africa” where polygamy is legal and they can enjoy the loot they’ve accumulated.

Yvette Caslin
Yvette Caslin

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