Dr. Joshua Payer pleads guilty to backpage child prostitution

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Sioux Falls doctor pleads guilty to charges in alleged prostitution ring:

I originally posted about the good doctor Joshua Payer here. He was arrested for using the service of an alleged child prostitution ring that was run off of the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com. The ring was allegedly run in the tiny town of Tea, South Dakota by Brandon Thompson and Megan Hayes.

Anyway Dr. Payer has pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking charges. He’s looking at a possible life sentence and will not know his fate until February 25th of 2011 but get this. He is free on ‘supervised release’ until his sentencing. So you’re going to tell me that a man with obvious disposable income is not a flight risk? Whatever. If that comes back to bite the court in the ass I’ll be here to say I told you so. However considering that one of the alleged pimps, Megan Hayes, was released to her daddy’s custody I’m not really surprised.

The courts need to stop treating child traffickers like this is some kind of scoff law case if they want to send a message to other traffickers.

Doctor charged with Backpage child trafficking

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Judge: Accused doctor can’t leave jail:

Doctor Charged In Sex Ring, Drug Case:

Oh Backpage. Just because there has been a craigslist media storm lately don’t think that I’ve forgotten about you.

Anyway 35-year-old Dr. Joshua Payer of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has been arrested and charged with child trafficking since he used the services of an underage prostitution ring that was being run on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com. If that sounds slightly familiar it’s because that’s the same backpage prostitution ring that was being run by Brandon Thompson and Megan Hayes of Tea, SD that I’ve posted about before.

Payer is accused of using the services of 16 and 17-year-old prostitutes. He’s also been charged with writing phony oxycontin prescriptions for Thompson.

His request for a pre-trial release was denied. For once a judge doing his job. He’s looking at 80 years behind bars.

The reason you don’t hear a lot about backpage is they’re run by Village Voice Media that also owns several newspapers including The Village Voice. A theory that has been proposed to me that I tend to agree with is the reason backpage stories don’t make the news as often because other media outlets are afraid to step on the toes of another.

Backpage is just as equally culpable for human trafficking as craigslist. If you read any of their publications you are supporting human trafficking.