Man sentenced for sex trafficking of a minor:
I originally posted about Arthur James Chappell here.
The 38-year-old Chappell was convicted back in September of prostituting a 16-year-old girl on both backpage and craigslist in the Twin Cities area. This past week Chappell was sentenced to 28 years behind bars for sex trafficking a minor.
He was facing life but I can live with a 28 year sentence however we need more sentences like these to show human traffickers that we’re not taking this lightly.
UPDATE 3/29/2013: In a re-sentencing Chappell was given the 28 years again. His defense had appealed stating that Chappell’s victims participated on their own free will. Yeah, right.
Burnsville man guilty of using girl, 16, for prostitution:
Just because craigslist has shut down the adult services in the US for now doesn’t mean the aftermath still isn’t felt.
For example there is 38-year-old Arthur J. Chappell. He’s an ex-con that was convicted recently for trafficking and prostituting a 16-year-old girl on both Backpage and craigslist in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Chappell not only pimped the girl out but he sexually assaulted her as well.
Chappell is looking at a lifetime max. I pray he gets every day of that.
Craigslist may be changing their ways in the US but they still have erotic services in the rest of the world and they have much penance still to go. Backpage is just scum.
UPDATE 10/30/2012: Chappell was retried due to faulty jury instruction and was convicted again.