24 Jan Erin Smith, 24, is one of an estimated gay escorts plying their trade in London. Erin, who is slim, has dyed blond hair and is around 5ft 10in, works at the top end of the market, and a night in his company costs between £ and £ with or without sex. His recent client list includes "a plastic surgeon. Long before we reached the gate of the town, we were surrounded by a crowd of men and children, all eager to force their services upon us, as guides, or to sell they are gay an light of heart; but when these, or the means gaining a scanty livelihood fail, there is no prov sion for the poor, no charitable clergy, or high class. 18 Aug A TEENAGE blackmailer ran a bogus gay sex chatline from his bedroom in his mum's flat - and forced 10 men to pay him nearly £ Edinburgh. Mary admits she knew her son was a gay escort and used his bedroom to "talk sexy" to clients, but she denies knowing anything about the blackmail plot.