In Memphis 18-year-old Kala Bray and Vincent “Pistol Pete” Jones, age unknown, have been charged with prostituting two underage girls on the Village Voice Media-owned backpage.com.
The victims are ages 15 and 16 and while Jones allegedly acted as pimp Bray is accused of taking the girls to Houston where she drugged them up before making them work.
After the pair were arrested they met up with one of the girls again forcing her to work for them again.
Bray has pleaded guilty and is facing a possible life sentence although I doubt she’ll get that.
There’s an old saying that says if you’re not part of the solution you’re part of the problem. Village Voice Media and Backpage are definitely part of the problem no matter how many so-called safeguards are in place.