25-year-old Giorgio J. Baymon and 24-year-old Brandon D. Barnes, both of St. Paul, were arrested for allegedly pimping out two underage girls in nearby Eagan, Minnesota on the Village Voice Media-owned backpage.com.
The pair allegedly picked up a 17-year-old girl from her high school and took her to an Eagan motel with a 15-year-old runaway. There they met with some johns from Backpage. Friends of the enterprising pimps were allowed to trade weed for use of the girls. So these girls are someone’s daughters who are being violated in exchange for some blunts.
This is what our society has been reduced to, selling children into sex for drugs while so-called defenders of freedom say that this is a free speech issue for VVM. As I’ve said before the 13th Amendment shouldn’t be sacrificed for the First.
UPDATE 10/14/12: Baymon has pleaded guilty and is looking at 14 years. Once again not enough time for a slave trader.
UPDATE 4/26/2013: Barnes was sentenced to 10 years today and Baymon was sentenced to 14 back in January.