A self-described “transgender escort” told CLIFFVIEW PILOT she had a stun gun for protection and hypodermic needles for hormone treatments when detectives reacting to an online ad busted her for prostitution.
A New Jersey boyfriend brought Reggie Rosaldo from Redondo Beach, California, the defendant said.
A detective responding to the since-removed ad on eros.com came to the hotel room where Rosaldo, 28, was staying last week.
“I asked if he wants to sit down …and he grabbed his pocket [to] get the cash,” Rosaldo told CLIFFVIEW PILOT. “He tried to [hand] it to me. I said no to the money. We chatted for a little bit about his work living.
“He said he was nervous and asked my permission if he can wash his hands. He went straight [to] the door. All I knew next I was arrested for prostitution.”
Two more detectives came in and found both the stun gun, which Rosaldo said is for protection, and the syringes.
“Being different is [a] hard and tough life [that] I deal [with] every day. I [was] beaten up and almost got killed,” Rosaldo told CLIFFVIEW PILOT. “That’s why I carried it.” READ MORE….