I was eighteen years old when I first stood on a street corner and solicited. Before that first time, I used to take down license plate #'s for girlfriends who were in the business, and I did that for a while before I took a chance to make some good money for myself. It was very scary the first time I did get out and got picked up by a john. I had no place to take him, so I knew I would have to do the date in the car. We would have to park somewhere very secluded so that nobody would see us. I would always have somebody take their license plate #s down, just to be and feel safe. There was one time when I was out on the corner and my back was sore. This guy picked me up, took me to a parking lot, and insisted I do the date without a condom. He also told me that he wasn't going to pay me. I said “that's not happening” and I argued with him. He ended up pushing me out of the car, and I fell to the ground and it was hard to move, because my back had already been sore. It's not a good idea to work when you're sore. When he pushed me out of the car, I had a condom in one hand and my purse in the other. There were some tassels on my purse, and I lost my purse when he grabbed it out of my hand. All I had was tassels between my fingers. I ended up walking back to where I was standing with only my tassels in on hand and that condom in the other. Oh boy, was I mad, and a little shaken up. I lost all my stuff from my purse. That sucked real bad. There was this other guy driving around who was supposedly raping girls by knife point. I was told he was known as the Topaz Park Rapist, and that he drove a blue car. I was picked up by a guy in a silver car. The guy in the silver car drove me to Topaz Park. He parked in this area where there were bushes all around the parking lot. Then he said to me, “We just have to walk through this dark park.” I said “yeah right!” and put my hand on the car door handle so that I could open it, and I put my foot by the door so that I could kick it open. All of a sudden he grabbed me by my ears and pulled my head down to his crotch. I grabbed his balls and twisted really hard. I also started to scream. He covered my mouth with his hand, and because I had my mouth open, his finger went into my mouth. I chomped down as hard as I could, and I heard a crunch from where I was biting down on his finger. He let go of me and I pushed the car door open and jumped out of the car. All of a sudden he was standing in front of me, and then he pushed me into the small trees that were lined around the parking lot. I fell and rolled down the hill, and immediately got up and ran to the street and waved down a car. Some lady picked me up and we went back to town and reported him to the police right away.