(Story broke 6/23/2017)
Three people were arrested in Acworth, Georgia, recently for allegedly prostituting a 17-year-old girl on Backpage. If that wasn’t bad enough, the girl was also 23 1/2 weeks pregnant at the time of her alleged traffickers’ arrests. Police say that there could be additional arrests.
The article I linked to from WSB in Atlanta didn’t mention the suspects’ names, but from the video it sounds like they are Amanda Beck, Joanne Grindel, and, I kid you not, Cross Beaver. I have no idea if any of their names have been spelled correctly.
Suspect names aside, this is just one more travesty to add to the unending list of travesties that have been perpetrated through the pages of Backpage. Sex trafficking is still taking place on their website no matter how many times they cry censorship, which means Backpage is still making money from the pimps and traffickers who use violence and force as their tools to sell women and children over and over again.
It is an embarrassment to our society that more people aren’t outraged about this.