Earlier this month 22-year-old Guillaume Thomas was ordered held on $1M bond for allegedly prostituting an underage girl on Backpage in the Chicago suburb of Lansing, Illinois. Not a lot of details on this one but reports say that Thomas has been charged with involuntary sexual servitude of a minor and trafficking in persons. I can only imagine what atrocities this assclown committed in order to get such a high bond.
The good news, if there is any, out of this arrest is that this happened in Cook County. If you’ll recall the Cook County Sheriff’s Office was one of the most proactive opponents of craigslist’s erotic services section and in my opinion were a major part of getting it shut down. The sheriff’s office has stated that they are in the process of trying to make a case against Backpage. I can only hope that they are successful where other law enforcement agencies and legislatures have failed.