The economy is hitting Cincinnati families pretty hard. Chris’ business still has plenty of customers, but it would be a lot easier to feed his family if he could raise prices. However, the average cost of a street encounter is $60, and his girls aren’t anything to write home about. So instead he works them harder and longer hours to bring in the extra cash.
One of Chris’s girls ends up getting pregnant and he knows he will lose even more money when she is in the hospital giving birth. Chris is angry about his lost income and takes out his anger on the pregnant girl. He beats her in front of the others until she miscarries. He tells them that if they even think of getting pregnant, this will be them next time.
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