Sipps allegedly used the services of an underage prostitute being trafficked on Backpage. The girl was a 16-year-old runaway from Rhode Island who was allegedly being trafficked by a pimp. After Sipps found out the girl was 16 he reportedly got the idea to get her out of that life. Instead of contacting police or taking her home, he took her to his home where she lived for a month while they had sex.
Though she told Sipps she was 16 and a runaway from Rhode Island, “Sipps was unfazed … and drove (the victim) to his home in Aston,” the affidavit states. The teen stayed with Sipps for about a month. During that time, they had sex several times, according to the affidavit.
Even worse is that Sipps lived with his mom and his brothers. While not illegal it sure is creepy that he supposedly kept a 16-year-old girl there. The victim claims she felt coerced into staying there, and of course the Sipps’ family did not cooperate with the investigation, according to police.
While the age of consent in Pennsylvania is 16 there is still a corruption of minors statute which applies here since the victim is under 18. Sipps was arrested after the man who trafficked the girl, Raymond Justis, was arrested and pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor. Justis was sentenced to 14 years.
First off, good on Pennsylvania for not only having this law on the books, but for enforcing it. I’ve always said that there should be harsher penalties against johns, and according to what I’ve read this one will be pretty harsh. When you make the risk greater than the ‘reward’ it will put a rather large dent in the number of people being trafficked. No more tickets and citations, bring on the felonies with real jail time instead.
UPDATE 9/8/2017:Sipps was convicted of patronizing a victim of sexual servitude, concealment of whereabouts of a child and corruption of minors. He is scheduled to be sentenced in Mid-November.
In the wake of Dionne Younce we have another female school employee getting into the Snapchat game. This time it’s 38-year-old Sara McLaughlin, of Loudonville, New York, who is accused of allegedly sending a 16-year-old male student a nude pic of herself over the pic and video sharing app Snapchat. McLaughlin is the secretary at a private school in Albany. She is not believed to have had any kind of physical contact with the student.
One of Snapchat’s main features is supposed to be that the pictures are temporary and will delete themselves after a specified period of time. However, that never stops anyone from taking a screen capture and that’s supposedly what the 16-year-old recipient of the pic did. As we all know 16-year-old boys almost always brag to their friends.
Once again people are actually coming out in defense of this practice saying it’s not big deal for a grown woman to do this to a minor boy. However, if this was a case of a male teacher sending a dick pic to a minor female student they’d be setting up a gallows in the middle of town square. No matter the gender involved this is wrong on every level. Our children need to be less sexualized these days, not more.
If she is guilty the suspect should be repeatedly forced to watch those SPCA commercials with that singer. You know, whatshername. “In the arms of an angel.” That one.
22-year-old Matthew Bondi of Deerfield Beach, Florida, was arrested for allegedly soliciting a 14-year-old boy through Kik. What’s interesting about this story is that Bondi was a Pasco County Sheriff’s deputy before being fired after his arrest.
33-year-old Joshua Hood of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was arrested for allegedly sharing explicit pictures of a 2-year-old female relative on Kik.
30-year-old Richard J. Vandexter of Williamstown, New Jersey, was arrested for allegedly sending explicit images to minors over Kik.
43-year-old Donna L. Andree of Manatee County, Florida was arrested for supplying her 15-year-old daughter, a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy with alcohol. And oh yeah, she just happened to have sex with the 14-year-old boy while her daughter and her friend watched.
Her estranged husband caught her in bed with the kid and he called the cops.
She tried the old tried and true, and by that I mean it never works, I thought he was 19 defense. She admitted to having sex with the boy while her daughter and friend were at the foot of the bed.