Case study of a man in Vancouver, British Columbia, who is acting without consequences despite being punishable under Canada’s new prostitution laws.
“Back to Surrey and cruise the Leigon, hmm nice ass on the corner and big tit’s too. It’s an older crack-ho, very impatient wants to score rock, fuck, I drop her where I find her no mood for that shit, I would have gone for the Hatrick but with someone worthy not that fuckin thing! Did learn something to-nite, 7-11’s are a good hunting ground. I picked up a real doll a few weeks back in the one at Royal Oak. Just check em out as you cruise by, if there is some hottie in there that looks like she might go, it pays to ask. You can check em out in a safe environment, all the Ho’s go in there at some point durring the nite. I will be keeping a close eye myself, happy hunting!” – read the full review
The author of the above review is a long-time member of prostitution website PERB.cc (Pacific and Prairie Escort Review Boards – he joined in 2004) where he writes accounts of his prolific use of prostituted women and girls under the username ‘Hatrick’.
Hatrick is a semi-retired married man with children in his 60s who lives in Surrey, British Columbia in Canada. He owns two Harley Davidsons and is part of the motorcycling community. In addition to upgrading his bike and long riding vacations along the highways of Canada and the U.S., the hobbies his friends know about include gambling, fishing, drinking and smoking marijuana. The ‘man area’ of his house/garage contains a bar, Foosball, air hockey, an old leather couch, a big screen TV, his two Harley Davidson’s, as well as a large amount of tools and mechanical equipment.
Hatrick has used prostituted women for the last 35 years, his highest peak being a 15 year period from the 1980’s until the mid 1990’s when he averaged using 200-300 prostitutes a year. During that time he took out payday loans from Moneymart to fund his use of prostitutes and got so deeply in debt that he lost his family’s house. Hatrick has scaled back his spending considerably in recent years and mostly uses the winnings he makes from gambling in casinos around British Columbia.
Hunting Grounds and Habits
Hatrick prefers to pick up women on the streets of Vancouver, New Westminster, Burnaby and Surrey but he also uses indoor prostitution and strip clubs. He likes to go to The Paramount Gentleman’s Club in New Westminster on Sunday nights for a 2 for 1 lap-dance before cruising the streets in the vehicle he calls his ‘trickmachine‘. The kit he keeps in his car includes a flashlight (johns call it a ‘snatchlight’) and he uses this to examine women’s genital areas for signs of venereal disease. Hatrick has Prostatitis (an enlarged prostate) following contraction of non-gonococcal urethritis ‘from letting the bitch put the rubber on, she had it on her fingers and transferred it to me.’
He explains: ‘The light is very important because you should check out her box for warts, sores, infections, etc.’
He also uses the flashlight to shine on women’s vaginas while he uses them; a habit that women who have encountered him may recognize him by:
‘How old are you? 21 reply, wierd when you look at her in certain way she coulda passed for 16 but I could tell she was 21…… She demanded I go to her parking spot, I did but I didn’t like it, she bitched but I took her to mine. I made a deal for flashlight pussy car fuck 2 greens [2 greens = $40]….. I shone the light and watched my dong throb it’s way into that hot lil hole….. This is what it’s all about, I was doin the “Hot young cunt” it don’t get any better than that.’
Like most johns, Hatrick enjoys using women who look very young:
‘…She is young and cute and she can get away with just lying there her lovely lil school girl puss did its job (she tried to rush me you are you going to cum soon). I couldn’t help but blast a load into it. Very small but sexy titties, a super nice little ass. I’m thinking if a guy sees her a few times and she warms up to you you may get more mileage, but no DATY [cunnilingus – ‘Dining at the Y’]. Was a shame cause I would love to clean that little boat out for her…’ – December 2013, a Surrey motel
If the young women don’t perform the way Hatrick wants he tells the other johns that he abuses them for it:
‘…The younger ones can be totally clueless. If they are hot however I don’t give a shit what her issues are I’m banging the crap out of her and take it out of her hide to make up for her lack of service…’
Hatrick also loves to use pregnant women, particularly those in late term pregnancy “late term preggos are a treat”. He has knowingly used at least 10 pregnant women, and in June 2005 he picked up this homeless woman on Kingsway road in Vancouver when she was 7 months pregnant, before dropping her off in the streets of Downtown Vancouver (see the lower half of the review – he goes through several women in a night). He paid her $40:
‘I felt like a dog humpin a football till I lay her on her side facing me. What a trip fucking that gigantic cunt, I tried not to put a crease in the kids head but man she had me gushing big time. I get wood just thinking about her, she lost her phone and seemed a bit lost herself, her oldman just went to jail.’
Native Women and Girls
Many of the prostituted in Vancouver are women and girls from Canada’s First Nations and, incidentally, British Columbia also has the highest number of missing and murdered Indigenous women of any other province or territory in Canada (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights). Hatrick has picked up many Native women on the streets of British Columbia including this woman who he found on the streets of New Westminster. Hatrick offered to prostitute her to other men too:
‘Headed to New West and was passing 8th, going west on Royal and a chick turned around with her thumb out! I was gonna pass her by, but something clicked my stop the car stupid, reflex! Could have been her long flowing hair or something in her demeanor, she was happy I stopped and cheerfully jumped in! She was a Native chick and she had a nice set of boobs, really filled out her low cut sweater, maybe that’s why I stopped, hmm!…… By me smokes and give me $35 and I’ll fuck you really good she says, Wow this is great, she’s got me all excited whoohoo! I hit the petro can and get some smokes, help yourself to some donuts I tell her. I got some earlier because I’ve noticed some of the girls seem kinda hungry and they all love donuts!………………..Fuck, she was nice and snug and I could feel her cunt spazzaming and she was shuddering, that was it for me. I pounded away and blew a monster gusher! Wow, that was the best cheap fuck I’ve had in years! She was in her late 30’s and not bad lookin. Would you like to make some money fuckin some of my friends I ask her, are you going to be around for awhile? She’s fishin with her stuff and had a few American $ in her pocket, well I may stay in Canada a bit longer if I made some money, but I’m not a prostitute you know. That’s OK, you don’t have to be, if you had a phone I could send you some of my friends and you could make a few bucks without having to go out hookin!’ – (Royal Avenue, New Westminster – November 2006)
A few months earlier in Vancouver, he picked up a Native woman who needed money for her daughter, and who was a user of crack cocaine:
‘I headed south on Clarke and by Napier, a few native chicks, one caught my eye. Spun around the block and in she hops, fuck she looked good on the first pass but shit, she looked bad sittin next to me. I forgot I should never have more than 3 tokes, this good shit affected my radar not in a good way! I tried to get her to get out, and she said she needed money for her daughter, I am a soft touch and thought, what the hell they can’t all be lookers, she might have a nice pussy! She offered me a BJ for a 10 spot, naw I may want to bang ya, we park and she does a hoot off her crack pipe and tells me $30, what a deal. I give her the $ and she takes forever to drop her drawers, I can’t she says I’m on the pad! Well I asked you if you could and you said yes, the fair thing since I don’t want a BJ, is for you to keep the 10 and give me back the 20. To my amazement she had no problem with that and gave it back, she was cool and earned my respect, even a cheap HO can be an honest provider.’
Getting women into prostitution
Not all of the women Hatrick uses are prostituted. He also offers rides to women then talks them into prostitution in his car. In one PERB conversation a different john asks ‘Has Anyone Ever Tried To Pay For Sex From a Girl That Wasn’t An SP [SP = Service Provider]?‘, Hatrick replies:
‘I’ve gone thru this scenario a few times in the past and it’s not always great. I picked up a chick at the 7/11 at 64 & Scott rd she was real nice and wanted a ride home. We got to talking and she wanted to make money, I suggested I pay her for some poon, she’d never done it but she did. Once she got down to it and I had my dick in her she seemed horrified that I would think she was a prostitute. I’m not a hooker, I’m not a hooker just wanted to make some $$ kept saying afterward. Don’t worry about it, I told her. Same thing happened with a gal I picked up at the Lynwood in North Van, it seems they think about doing it but once they are gettin fucked for $$ it freaks em out they are doing it. Winds up not being a very good fuck but it is kind of a turn on that you talked some babe into bangin you for a few bucks.’
Those weren’t the only times:
‘I picked up a very cute coffee girl at the casino when she got off work to give her a ride home, she was Russian. She told me she didn’t make enough money if I knew where a better job was available, I told her I regularity pick up girls and pay them for sex. Long story short after parking for an hour talking to her I pulled out 4 greens [4 greens = $80] and ravished a very lovely young thing.’
Impoverished women present an opportunity to this man. After letting one prostituted woman keep his flashlight for $20, he muses:
‘…Wonder what else I can sell these chicks, and jew em down on the price. She was hungry too mabe next time I’ll cruise with the leftovers from the fridge and crap I want to get rid of, kind of crap for crack, Hmmm, that’s it!..’ – 104th Avenue, Surrey, BC, February 2004 NB: Hatrick often takes women to Surrey Central Inn on 104th Avenue
Considering Hatrick’s decades-long use of prostituted women in BC, you’d expect him to have run into the police over the years, and he has. He’s received a stack of ‘Dear John letters‘ which he describes as a ‘very vague’ letter ‘addressed to you and asks for your cooperation combating prostitution.’ Though the prospect of these letters arriving at the family home may terrify other johns, Hatrick isn’t worried. He considers his wife to be under control and spent Father’s Day of 2006 cruising near Downtown Eastside Vancouver with his unwitting family in the car:
‘Pretty tough to get out there on fathers day, but I managed to get in a tour with the family, wife, kids, my parents and all. After a nice meal, went to the River Rock casino and then drove thru Vancouver and did a criuse thru Low track, scared the kids with what drugs can do, my parents lamented on how great Hastings used to be, the wife said; look at the disgusting whores, I was lookin alright. I actually spotted a couple o hotties that I would like to check out, it’s not all bad down there. We’ll see what shakes this week if I have time!’
The Law Enforcement at Border Crossing have also taken an interest in him more than once. On one occasion a young female officer took his phone and found it full of graphic photographs of prostituted women: ‘The thing was full of beaver pics from Ho’s I’d picked up’. They let him go without incident. On another occasion he was handcuffed because ‘they found a machete in my truck along with a bush saw and an axe. I explained that I spent a lot of time in the woods.’
Vancouver Police Department and Bill C36
Hatrick’s years of hunting in British Columbia could potentially have come to an end with the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, known as Bill C36 which came into force in Canada on December 6th 2014. As of that date Canada’s federal law criminalizes johns while (in most, but not all, instances) decriminalizing prostituted women.
Unfortunately, the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Police Department have announced that enforcement of the new law is not a priority. When asked ‘if Vancouver police will be mounting sting operations against buyers of sex, [Const. Brian] Montague responded: “If you read our policy…I think the best way to put it is enforcement is a last resort for us.”’ The policy is Sex Work Enforcement Guidelines,. It has not been updated since 2013.
This means that the men in British Columbia know that their consumption of the prostituted can continue uninterrupted, “especially in VPD territory”. Fred Zed, one of the men who runs PERB.cc (Pacific and Prarie Escort Review Boards) reassures concerned johns in the forum:
“I would say that the odds that you’ll be busted are about the same as you winning Lottomax this year”
It’s 2015 and it’s business as usual for Hatrick. He is still gambling to win his trick money:
‘Scrotum the God of Poon and Blackjack was shinin his light on me, I went on to have an awesome session with another fave and afterward hit the Boulevard Casino where the $25 table coughed up all my poon $$$ plus an extra 300 bucks. So it wound up being a very good nite indeed, I still have another wad to spend and seem to be in TOFTT [TOFTT = Take One For The Team] mode, wish me luck!’ – posted 10th March 2015
And he is still using prostituted women in British Columbia:
‘You can’t touch she says, you can’t kiss the titties, WTF that was a real downer. Well I tried to bang her but she holds your dick so you can’t really get in there… If the gals won’t give themselves to you its a very uncomfortable feeling like you are forcing yourself on them. You may be able to do her if you get off on blow jobs, get good and hard then fuck her it would be awesome to skewer that big clit puss.’ – Motel on King George Highway, Surrey BC – also posted on 10th March 2015
*A note on abbreviations: Where Hatrick writes ‘SW’s’ it stands for “Street Walkers”, not “Sex Workers”.
**Trivia: Hatrick is a U2 fan. U2 have two concert dates in British Columbia in 2015: Thursday the 14th and Friday the 15th of May in Rogers Arena, Vancouver. Hatrick recently asked johns where he could get tickets for the Friday show. Hatrick has purchased four tickets to see U2 at Rogers Arena, Vancouver on Friday the 15th of May 2015. He will be in the upper deck, row three, on the end facing the stage. Do you know who Hatrick is?