[LMB] OT: Boys and Girls

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Thu Oct 16 13:03:36 BST 2014


On Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:43:56 -0600, William A Wenrich <wawenri at msn.com>
wrote:

>There was a story on TV tonight about a Columbian child sex ring busted by a
>sting operation. Quoting from the story: "One of the victims was an
>11-year-old girl who tearfully recounted being sold for $1,000 because she
>was a virgin, reported the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement
>agency."
>
>We can argue about 16-year-olds or 18-year-olds but 11-years-old forced into
>prostitution and sold as a slave? I don't think there is any argument that
>is wrong. 

None from me.  And the law here is that there is no defence if the child
is 13 or younger, IIRC.

>I also think the "Johns" should be both prosecuted and (if
>possible) publicly humiliated.  Actually, I can't think of an appropriate
>punishment. (At least none that would be constitutional.)

Quite.  Everything fitting I can think of is both Cruel and Unusual.
-- 

Marc

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