30-year-old Anthony “Mack” Terry of the Seattle area was convicted on charges of prostituting a 17-year-old girl on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com.
On his MySpace Terry referred to himself as a ‘Pimp in Action’. That action will be delayed by a couple of decades as Terry was sentenced to 20 years behind bars. On top of that Terry will have to register as a sex offender.
We need more sentences like this for those who traffic people or keep them ion sexual servitude. King County, Washington enacted new legislation last year that made child prostitution a felony. All jurisdictions should enact similar if not harsher laws like that.
And once again backpage’s supposed steps to stop trafficking on their site remain largely invisible.