Substance use and risky sexual behavior for exposure to HIV: They called only those who were involved in the corrupt exchange where Menendez used his power to help "Melgen bring his foreign girlfriends into the United States," while Melgen used his wealth to help "Menendez take his American girlfriends on exotic overseas vacations. The massage parlors give the outward impression that they simply provide massages. Women work, men sponge, and everyone gossips: If the girl is being escorted down the street by a man, the police will leave her alone. Table 1 also provides data related to alcohol consumption and drug use among Dominican youth.
The money most of these prostitutes earn by sleeping with tourists is usually much more than they have ever experienced before.
HIV Risk Behavior among Youth in the Dominican Republic: The Role of Alcohol and Other Drugs
A pilot described a series of "young girls" who "look like escorts" on Melgen's plane, prosecutors wrote. But this effect was not mediated by the effects of alcohol use on self-esteem: Open in a separate window. We discuss implications for developing applied family-based programs to target Dominican adolescent alcohol use and sexual risk behavior in tourism areas of high alcohol exposure. Sometimes, like immediately before Christmas, you will find more girls than normal working in these establishments in an effort to earn some quick money for the holidays.