28-year-old Jacqueline Nicole Carr of Tacoma, Washington was recently arrested for allowing two 15-year-old girls to turn tricks in her house. Police noticed that the girls were being advertised on the Village Voice Media-owned backpage.com. When an undercover officer came to the house he walked past Carr and her two kids on the way to the girls’ room. Carr would allegedly take some of the payments the girls received for the use of the room. She is being held on $50K bail.
Now while she may not have been forcing these girls to work since she was taking money from them that does technically make her a pimp doesn’t it?
Now, this brings up an interesting question. How did the ad make it to Backpage in the first place? Did Carr place it for them, did the girls place it themselves or was there a third-party involved. If the girls did place the ad themselves that would show that the precautions that Backpage allegedly use to keep children from being trafficked on their site are nothing more than a sham.