A prostitution ring in Texas started by three gang-affiliated youths, ages 17 and 16 was discovered in August when a woman, allegedly working with/for the two youths was arrested for offering a 14-year-old girl for sex for $50.
Evidently the three boys would befriend young girls who were either runaways or lived in volatile households and they would peddle them through apartment complexes. Like, any upstanding, respectable citizens the boys would beat the girls and sexually assault them for refusing to provide their customers whatever twisted perversion the ordered.
This is a tragic situation but what’s even more disturbing is the reaction of one of the mother’s of the girls involved in this now defunct society of pedophilia for hire –“These girls have to live with what happened for the rest of their lives,” said the mother, who was not named to conceal the identity of her daughter. “These boys aren’t going to serve much time. I don’t think that after a year and half, they’ll be ready to get back into society.”
Okay Barbara, where were you when your daughter was going-down on the guy who owns the local quickie-mart? I think it’s unfair to assume that mother has her daughter’s best interest at heart. Mothering isn’t a part-time job or a hobby as some mothers treat it. Where does she come off thinking, now that there ‘s something going on in her daughter’s life, she is the reigning authority for what’s best for her?
I’m sorry those young girls got caught up in such a despicable situation, but with some guidance and supervision it never would have happened.
In my opinion the best course of action, isn’t to crucify the twisted, young men who are clearly guilty. They’ll serve their time and hopefully they’ll return to society with the understanding that we here in America, don’t sell our young girls’ bodies to quickie-mart owners. For the girls who got roped into this debacle, man-up and find another young girl you can mentor and teach from your mistakes.
Our society is so quick to sweep mistakes under the mat and pretend they never happened. Instead, why don’t we realize that mistakes are teaching tools, real-time, honest-to-goodness, teaching aids. Instead of hanging their heads and letting their mothers go ballistic in the media, they should allow the circumstances mold them into strong women who can become the defenders of the younger girls in their communities.
Thanks for reading,