22-year-old Anthony Lamar Denson of Memphis, Tennessee is accused of allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl at gunpoint. Denson is said to have messaged his victim on Facebook and offered her $200 for sex. Denson picked her up, but the victim claims she became fearful while riding in his car. She tried to get out, but Denson pulled out a gun and raped her in the back seat of his car.
Now, a lot of people will ask then why did the girl agree to take the $200, she knew what she was getting into. That’s victim blaming. There is no justification for rape. Also keep in mind that Denson was the one offering a 16-year-old girl money for sex. Not only is that child prostitution, but the age of consent in Tennessee is 18. Under the law, the victim could not legally consent to any of this.
It may sound cliché, but it does ring true. The only cause of rape is rapists.