A few days ago 20-year-old Patrick Tranter of Greer was caught in a prostitution sting where he was caught pimping out three underage girls. One of the girls was only 13-year-old.
From Fox Carolina:
Police said they performed the undercover investigation at a local business Friday where they arrested 20-year-old Patrick Tranter and found three minor-aged girls, two of whom were charged with prostitution. The two charged were 13-year-old and 16-year-old girls.
According to Tranter’s arrest warrants, the girls told police that Tranter helped them set up a website to promote them as prostitutes and also helped them work.
Tranter was also found waiting in the parking lot where the girls were arrested, police said.
I waited a couple of days to see more info come out but it seems like not a lot is forthcoming - especially from a local media that claims a man pimping out children is “helping” the children prostitute. But I’ve heard that the girls were using sites like Backpage and the sting was in a motel. I hear that Tranter actually comes from a pretty good family but they can’t be that good since he was pimping out children to perverts.
From the sound of it the police are again targeting men who pick up street walkers but not say the men pimping out girls on Backpage or the women who advertise on Backpage to feed their out of control addictions (see above photo). Whatever – Mauldin Patch decided to put up the ugly mugs of some of Greenville County’s “hobbyists” as people who hire hookers like to call themselves on certain forums they think are secrets. In reality they’re called whoremongers. Not that I care if a person is or isn’t but since Greenville is pretty much known for being wall to wall bar whores and meth heads I’m not sure why any guy needs to pay for it.
A crackdown on prostitution netted 15 arrests Thursday, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday.
Laura Campbell, public information officer for the agency, said Friday that a prostitution sting in the area of Pelham Road and Interstate 85 was a success, resulting in a total of 17 charges filed against 15 people. The men taken into custody were trying to solicit prostitution during the operation.
Wow. 15 ugly guys taken off the street before they could offer some drug addict money for sex. That is a great success for Greenville.
Names and hilarious mugshots can be found here.
Say it ain’t so! An anonymous tip about prostitution at La Quinta on Woodruff lead to the discovery of a couple of meth labs – mixed in with the hookers, natch. I actually received a tip about this myself but got distract by the whole Anna Featherston/Robert newton nonsense. Not of course that I’d publicly make a connection between Anna Feathertson, Robert Newton, Dick James and drug use, sex for money or other unsavory activity. But I forgot about this whole La Quinta thing dealing with them.
Also all motels are full of hookers and drug users. Not to minimize this bust though – meth cooking is toxic enough to sicken and kill people around the labs. But if you stay at a cheap motel what do you expect will happen? Hell, I stayed at the Drury Inn when me and the Mrs. came down to check the place out before moving here and I’m pretty sure I saw a couple of hookers there.
Anyway here’s a video report about the bust where reporters try to act as if this was a huge surprise. The only surprise here it that cops waited until someone finally got fed up with listening to pimps beat their hos before setting up a sting:
Looks that way. Despite media claims to the contrary the Occupy movement has never had a coherent message aside from the nebulous desire to “smash capitalism” while making demands that people continue to participate in capitalist enterprise in order to subsidize Occupiers lifestyles through the taxation of activities the Occupiers claim are immoral. Otherwise the movement simply tries to line up against whatever Americans in general believe. This time Occupy Oakland may have went too far for even the most rabid armchair revolutionary as they held a protest targeting a meeting of groups trying to stop human trafficking and child sexual exploitation:
On Wednesday, June 13, members of the Occupy movement protested against a conference dedicated to combatting child sex trafficking — thus, the Occupiers in essence were coming out in favor of one of society’s most loathsome moral crimes.
The protesters mostly were members of Occupy Oakland Patriarchy, a group within the overall Occupy movement tasked with overthrowing our civilization’s “patriarchy.”
The conference which so infuriated them was called HEAT Watch, short for the National Human Exploitation And Trafficking Watch Conference.
If there’s one issue that unites Americans of all political stripes, it’s the sexual enslavement of children. Whatever our opinions on other issues, we all agree that sex trafficking and the prostituting of children is an outrage and a tragedy. Thus, conference attendees included liberal, moderate and conservative politicians; progressive nonprofit organizations; law enforcement groups; religious leaders; and (according to the conference Web site) “social services, medical providers, mental health, education, probation, and community-based organizations.” In short: Everybody.
Everybody, that is, except Occupy Wall Street, who somehow found a way to oppose the abolition of child sexual slavery.
The picture above (courtesy PJ Media) illustrates two points about the protest. The first is that it is rich, White, sheltered suburbanites who make up such asinine protests – the very people who knowingly are accomplices to the sex slave trade through their patronage of sites like Backpage and CraigsList.
The second and more important point is that this woman, who knows that children don’t go willingly into prostitution and that the adults these conferences are talking about are being forced into it as well, is willing to tell a lie that keeps people in sexual servitude to make her political point. In other words these protesters are defending rape for profit operations targeting the most vulnerable because it fits in some nebulous political or cultural agenda they have. These protesters just don’t care about the victims or right and wrong.
Understand these protesters are claiming that we should do nothing when some pimp is selling a child to perverts. We should do nothing when illegals are kidnapped and forced into rape camps (they call them brothels) by gangs. But the rest of us are “exploiters” and greedy?
This isn’t just about politics. Our society is increasingly inundated with voices like this, people who claim child exploitation is no big deal, that children are sexual beings etc. Often these people are involved in groups that promote a pro-pedophile agenda but rarely do we see an example of pro-pedophilia activism as clear and open as this. These people were fighting to stop people from rescuing children from sexual servitude. Is that what our society has become?
Is this a left/right issue? Are we really now choosing sides on issues of rape and slavery? Where is the condemnation from the rest of Occupy? Where’s the press coverage? Where do we stand as a nation when our privileged, spoiled dregs are fighting for the “rights” of pimps and sex slavers to force women and children into prostitution?
I have been to one of these places in asheville and yes, the tantric ‘ceremony’ includes having the goddess take all of your clothes off, bathe you, then give you what they politely call a lymbic massage. Its a fancy name for a hand job to orgasm. I have no idea how they get around the law with this and I walked out of there thinking the cops here writing down my plate and photographing me. I guess they claim some kind of pseudo religious exemption. They say they do massage, calling it tantric massage, and the laws of NC do classify it as bodywork so the General Statutes for massage licensing should apply. I didnt see a license anywhere. They would get busted in a heartbeat if the cops ran a sting operation on them.
As I pointed out before when a masseuse advertises in the adult services section of Backpage you don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes to break that case. In related news the picture above is of “Goddess Phoebe” who no longer works at Tantric Treats. She now works at Eden Tantra which is the first center in America recognized by the Tantra Alliance Education Association International according to their site. They too advertise in the adult services section of Backpage.
Update: The photo above was removed because the person thought it was embarrassing to appear on Greenville Dragnet – unlike the adult services section of Backpage.