15-Year-Old Prostitute Arrested Along With Pimp, 58 Others
There was something chilling about the language with which the Orlando Sentinel's Bianca Prieto documented the sting in yesterday's papers. After reviewing the basic facts and going into some detail about the apprehended shemale, Prieto wrote:
Others arrested included a 15-year-old runaway from Chicago who arrived at the undercover location with her pimp and 2-month-old child. The alleged pimp, Jonathan Padilla, remained in the car while the girl went in to meet the undercover officers.Pardon me, but if a 15-year-old Polk County girl had sex with a janitor at her high school she would be hugged and put in analysis. Here, however, is a runaway who has been bought, sold, and almost certainly raped, and now she's been arrested. Sweet justice!
Padilla and the juvenile were arrested, and the infant was turned over to the Department of Children and Families.
Perhaps the girl's arrest was a mere formality -- perhaps the charges will be thrown out, and she'll be given a hug, an ear, semi-permanent shelter and some good, stern counseling. But probably not. She was charged with solicitation and child abuse; a one-two-punch that ought to see her living out the remainder of her adolescence in a
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