You’d think that the customers who purchase victims of sex slavery would be convicted but more often then not they get away free or with a misdemeanor charge. These are the people who are creating a demand for sex slavery and these are the people who need to be stopped.
The first customer (john) has been charged with four felony counts of engaging in prostitution with a minor under a new Minnesota law that views trafficked children as victims not criminals. Mickey Cupkie engaged in sex with 2 underage girls, one 15 the other 17. He found their ads on Backpage.com which has become a platform for selling underage girls for sex.
Johns create the demand and Backpage.com gives them an easy place to find the young victims they are looking for. Both need to be stopped.