I originally posted about Arthur James Chappell here.
The 38-year-old Chappell was convicted back in September of prostituting a 16-year-old girl on both backpage and craigslist in the Twin Cities area. This past week Chappell was sentenced to 28 years behind bars for sex trafficking a minor.
He was facing life but I can live with a 28 year sentence however we need more sentences like these to show human traffickers that we’re not taking this lightly.
UPDATE 3/29/2013: In a re-sentencing Chappell was given the 28 years again. His defense had appealed stating that Chappell’s victims participated on their own free will. Yeah, right.