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    MO - Latasha McFarland for trafficking of 14yo girl, St Louis, 2010

    A reminder that pimp-dom knows no gender, race, age, or sexual orientation.

    http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/17...age-voice.html

    Missouri girl sues Village Voice Media over sex ads


    "ST. LOUIS | A girl who ran away from home and became a prostitute at age 14 is suing Village Voice Media, accusing the newspaper conglomerate of knowingly allowing her pimp to advertise her sexual services on one of its companies' websites.

    The lawsuit, which does not name the plaintiff, was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis and seeks at least $150,000 in damages.

    The girl's pimp, Latasha Jewell McFarland, 27, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty to prostitution charges in federal court earlier this month and could face up to five years in prison at sentencing on Dec. 1. Prosecutors say the girl ran away from her St. Louis home and met McFarland in 2009...."

    More at link

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    Thank you MissIzzy, this is a great victory, at a very high expense for this young girl, who was subjected to the abuse! I hope this leads to more arrests and prosecutions of pimps!

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    Woman Sentenced In Sale Of Another's Child For Sex

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI-FOX2now.com) A St. Louis County mother, who admitted selling another woman's daughter for sex, got the maximum sentence for her plea. Fox 2's Chris Hayes was the only reporter in the courtroom for the emotional scene. You could hear sobs from the convicted sex trafficker, when the judge ordered her into immediate Federal custody. And a relative of the woman convicted ran out of the courtroom. She was hyperventilating loudly.

    Then on the victim's side, the young victim's Mother repeated much of what she's told Fox2 in the past. She told the Judge that her teen daughter may never recover from both the physical and emotional wounds. As we previously revealed in the Fox Files, the victim struggled to get services and counseling to repair the scars of being a sex slave. The teenager had to leave the State to get the care she needs.
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    The victim went to Chicago for treatment. She recently ran away from rehab and is now missing.


    more here - including video

    http://www.fox2now.com/news/ktvi-sex...tory?track=rss
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    Once again, it is shown that there are not nearly the appropriate services to deal with the trauma wrought by this heinous crime. My heart goes out to the victim and her family. I am so hopeful that she can be located and encouraged to seek treatment. It's a long haul.

    For the relative of the convicted, a paper lunch bag works well for hyperventilation.

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    Age 14, that is tragic. And so sad that she's missing again. What an ordeal her life has already become.

    This other article has a very disturbing paragraph:

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/c...1aeac00aa.html

    "Asked after the hearing whether the teen's customers could face charges, Collins said that, in general, the FBI tries to identify and pursue customers who had sex with minors."

    What the what?!? Um, yeah, someone might want to "try to pursue" child rapists "in general"...ya think?



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