Went to the Task Force meeting for Tampa Bay yesterday, and this is still viable. We still have judges fighting this and defense lawyers. Why, I wonder?
Judges are trying to decide whether a fine of $5000 for buying a person for sex is too harsh. If you put the person who’s been kidnapped, enslaved, beaten, raped and forced to sell herself so she can give the money to another person on a scale and then put $5000 on the other side of that scale, how would that weigh out? So, you’re the man who buys sex from someone underage, trafficked, and enslaved; and you think you should be left alone? But the legislators pass a bill saying not only is minor sex trafficking against the law, but also, anyone who does this will be fined. So, you are warned ahead of time. But you do it, anyway–claiming later that “I really didn’t know anything about it. Trafficked?? I thought this 14-year-old was really eighteen and really into me and was going to buy a Princess dress…
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