1980s Prostitution in the Streets of Detroit
Back in the 1980s, Mark Bando was a Detroit police officer working the streets of Detroit. His assignment was to keep tabs on women forced into prostitution, their pimps, and the sugar daddies who kept them in business. Dawn Spens was one of those women. We follow their interlaced story.
Dawn’s sugar daddy was a prominent psychologist named Alan Canty. He would meet her for sex during his lunch break. This relationship went on for two years. Meanwhile, his wife Jan Canty didn’t know what was really going on. This rendezvous didn’t last forever. Hear how Alan Canty’s double life was exposed.
Meet the characters
The Sugar Daddy- Alan Canty
The Sex Worker- Dawn Spens
The Pimp- John “Lucky”
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This episode was written and produced by Javier Leiva
Edited by Molly Brock
Music by Blue Dot Sessions and Podington Bear
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