A U.S. transgender and “sex worker” activist has been deported from Australia after authorities there found evidence he had been working as a prostitute in violation of his tourist visa, reports LifeSiteNews.
“Monica” Jones, who is biologically male but presents himself as a woman, was detained at Sydney Airport last month under suspicion he had violated the terms of his visa by selling sexual favors during his last trip to the country. According to court documents, customs officials had inspected Jones’ phone as he was exiting the country and found multiple text messages implying Jones had been working as a prostitute during his stay. Jones is also on a watch list of potential threats to Australia, most likely stemming from two U.S. convictions of prostitution and solicitation – the latter of which Jones is still fighting in court.
Upon Jones’ return to Australia, an immigration officer asked him point blank if he had worked in exchange for money during his most recent visit, but Jones flatly denied it. Then the immigration officer produced a copy of an online advertisement featuring Jones in suggestive poses that read: “Dark American TS beauty!!! YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED,” and listed a range of sex acts with prices up to $450.
“That's you. I see you in that photograph,” the officer said, according to an interview transcript filed in Australian court.
Jones acknowledged that it was him, and the officer pointed out that it was an ad for prostitution.