The Montreal escorts refused him as a client

The Montreal escorts refused him as a client

MISE & Agrave ; DAY

The 31-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a young woman to death before taking his own life two weeks ago in his Mile-End apartment was known as an aggressive customer by female workers sex from Montreal. & nbsp;

“A woman whom he was a regular customer [sic] reported to me that she was very scared of him the last time she saw him, two weeks before the crime,” says Sandra Wesley, Executive Director from the organization Stella, which defends the rights of sex workers. & nbsp;

“& nbsp;” She felt he was out of touch with reality and decided to never see him again & nbsp; “, specifies the latter.

The Montreal escorts refused him as a client

Daniel Shlafman

And she wasn't the only one. According to our information, other street workers in the metropolis no longer wanted to take Daniel Shlafman as clients due to aggressive behavior.

But the 25-year-old young woman who visited him on evening of November 4th was probably unaware. & nbsp;

Resident of Quebec, she had few friends in the community in Montreal and hid her profession as a sex worker from those around her. & Nbsp;

That evening, according to the hypothesis favored by the investigators, Daniel Shlafman allegedly stabbed his victim several times. She tried everything to repel her attacker, according to what was observed on the scene.

The latter would then have taken his life, after calling a relative who worked at the Fairmount Bagel bakery, located a stone's throw from her apartment. & nbsp;

Drugs and pills

The Montreal establishment has been in the Shlafman family for three generations. According to various testimonies collected, he worked there like a madman, often more than 100 hours a week. He used drugs and sleeping pills to keep up this hectic pace of life. & Nbsp;

The gruesome murder sent shock waves through the young woman's family.

“Life has no meaning, and no words can appease the sadness, anger, regret, injustice … My little sister flew away, far too soon, on her last trip” , can we read in a poignant message written by sister, who preferred not to testify publicly.

“& nbsp; He is probably the nicest person that I know & nbsp;”, confides for her share a childhood friend of the victim. & nbsp;

“Nobody cares”

For the organization Stella, as long as sex work is criminalized, women will be in danger while exercising their profession. & Nbsp;

Last year, Marylène Levesque, 22, was also killed in a hotel room in Quebec City by a client.

“& nbsp; As it is illegal for us to work, it is normal that we do not call the police when we feel in danger, we are afraid of repercussions afterwards “, explains Ms. Wesley. & nbsp;

The laws in place fuel the stigma around women street workers, according to the organization, and help to so that men allow themselves to be violent. & nbsp;

“& nbsp; We are not respected, we are not seen as women whose lives matter. It's like opening the door for men and telling them 'hurt sex workers anyway, nobody cares' & nbsp; “adds Sandra Wesley. & Nbsp;

< p style = "text-align: right;"> – With Laurent Lavoie, Camille Payant and Maxime Deland

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