Kent, WA couple charged with being Backpage child pimps

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Charge: Kent woman, boyfriend pimped girls online:

Prosecutors charge Kent couple for pimping girls:

Earlier this month police in Kent, Washington arrested 44-year-old Altesa Bernice Turner and her 32-year-old boyfriend, Bernard Demond Watkins, for allegedly prostituting underage girls on the Village Voice Media owned Backpage.com.

Three of the girls were ages 15, 16 and 17. Police discovered that explicit photos of the 15-year-old girl had been taken and then placed on Backpage. Turner allegedly told police that a prepaid Visa card was used to place the ad.

You know, if Backpage just started refusing to take prepaid cards it would probably eliminate more than half the trafficking ads on their website, but they won’t. There’s profits to be had no matter how they get them. Then they have the gall to say that they’re actually helping these girls. As I’ve said many times before you can’t be both the problem and the solution.

WA man accused of pimping out disabled girl on backpage

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Prosecutors charge Kent man with promoting prostitution:

It’s bad enough when you turn out an 18-year-old girl as a prostitute on backpage but there’s a special place in hell for you when you do that to a learning disabled girl. That’s exactly what 24-year-old Walter Woods of Kent, Washington is accused of.

Not only did he allegedly turn the girl out on the Village Voice Media owned backpage but he kept all her money and turned her out on Thanksgiving day. The girl couldn’t even read or write.

Woods has a previous criminal record including charges of child luring.

I wonder if you asked backpage about this would they say that the police were violating Woods’ right to free speech?