20-year-old Deangelo Jones was convicted last month for trafficking minors for sex on Backpage in the Fort Lauderdale area. The girls that Jones sold for sex were between the ages of 12-14. He had sex (child rape) with at least two of the girls he pimped including a 12-year-old girl. He also beat one girl in front of a room of strangers while she was naked because she tried to keep 20 bucks from him. Now tell me about consenting adults again.
Jones will be sentenced in February. No word on what his sentence would be but whatever it will be it won’t be enough.
Yet, there is still no outrage about this except for a handful of people including me. Why are issues of child sex trafficking not getting more media attention? Why are there not more people calling on Backpage to close the adult section of its site? Why aren’t people doing more about this? It’s not just an issue that’s happening in third-world countries. It’s happening here and now in the supposedly most advanced country in the nation. But instead, most people are more concerned about what their favorite political party is doing or what happened on their trashy reality shows. Meanwhile, while you’re getting fat and happy children all around the country from all races, creeds, and backgrounds are being sold as sex slaves on a public website. I guess as long as it’s not happening to your kids it’s ok, right? Stand up. Tell people. Spread the word that this is happening for real. Educate somebody, anybody to make them more aware of what’s going on.
I’m tired of preaching to the choir. Now it’s time to go forth and educate the ‘heathen’ masses. If someone brings up craigslist or Backpage in a conversation casually tell them that you do not use the site because of the women and children being sold into sexual slavery. Don’t take a holier than thou attitude just mention it to them and if they want to know more point them to my site or any other site that’s taken a stand against the icons of greed that are craigslist and Backpage.