In Pinellas County, Florida sheriffs have arrested 61-year-old James Perdue and charged him with allegedly prostituting underage girls on the Village Voice Media-owned backpage.com. Perdue claims that he just helped the two runaway minors post their ad on Backpage. The ad was for a 2 for one special for $150.
Police say that Perdue also drove the girls to their meetings with johns but derived no money from the girls. He said he only enjoyed their company.
I’m kind of afraid to know what he means by company considering Perdue’s previous arrests. In one instance he was caught with a 16-year-old girl in a motel room while in his boxers claiming the girl was his daughter. In 2007 he was caught with a 14 or 15-year-old girl in his car while, and here’s where it gets super creepy, he had strapped onto his body a simulated genitalia of a male that was very large. That’s right kids. He was allegedly wearing a strap-on while riding around with a teenage girl. I feel like I need to bathe in Drano and scrub with a Brillo pad.
Police feel he may have many more victims.
If you have any information about this case call the Pinellas Crimes Against Children Unit at (727)582-6200. If you want to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.
You know I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s not actually a pimp. I mean he doesn’t show the typical pimp behavior. However, I would lay odds that he’s a certified creeper since he seems to hang out with an awful lot of underage girls.
Surprisingly Village Voice Media had no comment. I wonder what Liz McDougall would have said if she was reached for comment on this story. Probably something to the effect of “When police are able to arrest a strap-on wearing pedophile, I think that is a really good thing.”