I originally posted about Theodore ‘PeeJaye’ Briggs here. Back in October 2011 Briggs, of Norwalk, Connecticut, pleaded guilty to prostituting a 14-year-old girl on the Village Voice Media-owned backpage.com. At the time I said he was facing 10 to life and I also said that more than likely it would be closer to 10 than life. Unfortunately, I was right. Briggs was sentenced to only 10 years.
Why are the laws regarding child prostitution so fucked up? When you pimp out a child, you’re collecting money for her to be raped. So, why are these pimps not being treated as such? And were any of the johns that basically raped her charged?
As I’ve said before, if the government really wanted to do something about human trafficking and child prostitution, they would go after the johns with real sentences instead of fines and citations. If you hand out real jail sentences to the johns, you’ll see the so-called sex industry die out.
Kill the demand and there will be no need for the supply.