Lee A. Paul of Rochester, Minnesota, was indicted back in February on charges of sex trafficking a minor however the story is much more brutal than that. Paul allegedly lured a 12-year-old girl to a McDonald’s in 2013 then raped her before making her take explicit pictures of herself for advertising her on craigslist. Investigators say that Paul threatened to kill the girl or her family if she did not comply.
I’m not posting this to bury craigslist for once since the actual crime took place two years ago. I’m posting this to once again try to hammer the point home that prostitution is not a victimless crime and is usually never between consenting adults. It’s filled with monsters like this behind the scenes making money from what is essentially the modern slave trade.