29-year-old David J. Anderson of Yakima, Washington has not only been charged in King County for allegedly prostituting a 14-year-old girl on the Village Voice Media-owned Backpage.com, but he’s also been charged with raping the girl as well.
When Anderson was arrested by the King County Sheriff’s Office he allegedly used the “I thought she was 19” defense when Sheriffs say that the girl obviously appears to be underage.
First I have to commend the Seattle Post Intelligencer for not only using the word rape in their headline and article but also using the word rent in their headline. That’s what sex trafficking comes down to, rent and rape. Not only do these pimps and traffickers usually rape the girls that work for them, but they also rent them out to be raped by anyone willing to fork over the cash.
But continue being part of the ‘solution’ Backpage, you’re doing a hell of a job.