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FBI Arrests Man and Woman in Maine for Pimping Runaway 13-Year-Old Girl

Posted on | January 4, 2015 | 45 Comments

The 13-year-old girl from Lisbon, Maine, had been reported as a runaway. The FBI was asked to assist local police and it was learned that the girl was being advertised via as “a 21-year-old ‘Spanish Doll’ available for outcalls in the Bangor area”:

[Bangor police Detective Brent] Beaulieu said he found the girl’s most recent ad and called the number and set up an encounter.
“I told her that I had seen her ad on Backpage and the ad said that I should ask about her specials. She asked if I wanted a half hour or a full hour and I asked what the difference was,” he wrote.
“I was told that the half was $150 and the full hour was $200,” Beaulieu said. . . .

A meeting was arranged at a motel near a casino. The girl was delivered to this rendezvous by Alvin Houston, 27, and Shawna Calhoun, 24, who were arrested and charged with aggravated sex trafficking:

Houston claimed, among other things, that his only role was as a chauffeur. He said he was not aware of any prostitution and that he believed the girl to be older, Bangor police Detective Tim Shaw wrote . . .
[Houston] told police that Calhoun was the sister of his child’s mother, who lives in Boston. He said that Calhoun spent the hours leading to the arrests at Hollywood Casino, where the girl met with a customer.
Calhoun, who has an extensive criminal history, told police she met the teenager through her brother, who is in rehab, and that they’d known each other for eight or nine months.

So, this 24-year-old woman with “an extensive criminal history” met the 13-year-old girl through her dope addict brother. The girl runs away from home and is soon being pimped out online.

Somehow, feminists could probably find a way to blame this on the patriarchy. Unless it involves Republicans, Catholic priests, or Phi Kappa Psi fraternity brothers, however, feminists don’t really care.



45 Responses to “FBI Arrests Man and Woman in Maine for Pimping Runaway 13-Year-Old Girl”

  1. Political Rift » FBI Arrests Man and Woman in Maine for Pimping Runaway 13-Year-Old Girl
    January 4th, 2015 @ 4:48 pm

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  2. kilo6
    January 4th, 2015 @ 5:16 pm

    Somehow, feminists could probably find a way to blame this on the patriarchy. Unless it involves Republicans, Catholic priests, or Phi Kappa Psi fraternity brothers, however, feminists don’t really care.

    There isn’t any economic, political or social capital in actual victims of exploitation. However telling young Wimminz Studies majors that they’re really modern day indentured servants only they’re stupid to realize it … that idea is underwriting a good chunk of the Government-Indoctrination Complex (or Contraeducation if you prefer) and allowing various “humanities” professors to get paid six figures for reading feminist hogwash or Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks and undermining the fabric of Western Civilization

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 4th, 2015 @ 5:21 pm

    Welcome to the new entrepreneurial economy! That is how its done now!

  4. concern00
    January 4th, 2015 @ 5:28 pm

    Well, arguably, it is a form of capitalism.

  5. Daniel Freeman
    January 4th, 2015 @ 5:50 pm

    It’s the “sharing economy,” like Uber or Airbnb. You have a perfectly good resource, like a 13-year-old runaway; what are you going to do, just let her go to waste all the other hours that you aren’t using her? Nonsense. There’s an app (or at least a website) for that. /sarc

    But seriously, I would be shocked if neither her madam nor her chauffeur were using her themselves. I predict that the sex trafficking charges are just a starting point.

  6. Fail Burton
    January 4th, 2015 @ 6:29 pm

    Oh, no – not another rap culture rape hoax. There’s so many. Poor little darlings. They’re lucky the police didn’t strangle them after they planted drugs on them.

  7. Fail Burton
    January 4th, 2015 @ 6:32 pm

    It’s survivors sex, because of the racist patriarchy a white male forklift driver or technician somewhere in America reinforce by not having more diversity in the TV shows they watch. If only they had more positive role models like Bill Cosby on TV they wouldn’t…. drugs… and… rape… and…

  8. M. Thompson
    January 4th, 2015 @ 6:41 pm

    Depravity is far too common.

  9. Wombat_socho
    January 4th, 2015 @ 7:48 pm

    Oh, wait…

  10. Wombat_socho
    January 4th, 2015 @ 7:49 pm

    Sadly, this is true.

  11. Ruy Diaz
    January 4th, 2015 @ 8:01 pm

    Slavery is much older than capitalism.

  12. Ruy Diaz
    January 4th, 2015 @ 8:02 pm

    OT: I’ve never heard of Backpage until now. I’ve lived a sheltered life.

  13. WarEagle82
    January 4th, 2015 @ 8:25 pm

    I hope nobody quotes the lyrics from “Dixie” at the trial…

  14. trangbang68
    January 4th, 2015 @ 9:20 pm

    I didn’t know there were black people in Maine

  15. Jim R
    January 4th, 2015 @ 9:31 pm

    The death penalty is so under-utilized.

  16. Adobe_Walls
    January 4th, 2015 @ 10:00 pm

    1.4% Black and Hispanic each, 1.1% Asian, 1,6% two or more races.

  17. Dungeonmaster Jim
    January 4th, 2015 @ 10:51 pm

    It’s like Craigslist, but they still have the hooker ads.

  18. tricknologist
    January 4th, 2015 @ 11:58 pm

    The pimps are the wrong color to fit the narrative, so of course this will be ignored.

  19. tricknologist
    January 4th, 2015 @ 11:59 pm

    Yeah, but that doesn’t fit the narrative.

  20. tricknologist
    January 5th, 2015 @ 12:02 am

    The death penalty for rape was declared unconstitutional in Coker vs Georgia in one of the earlier cases that argued “disparate impact”.

  21. tricknologist
    January 5th, 2015 @ 12:03 am

    They’ve turned to Somalia to import them about 12 years ago.

  22. Jim R
    January 5th, 2015 @ 12:28 am

    Learn something new every day…

    I glanced through the wiki article on Coker. Jebus… The courts (and especially SCOTUS) are held to be a defense against the Congress and state legislatures violating higher laws, especially the Constitution; they are supposed to be the last word on what is legal and the final line of defense against what amounts to mob rule. However, when I read through some SCOTUS decisions, it’s obvious to me that their principle skill is finding ANY legal (or merely legal-sounding) hook upon which to hang their own preferences.

    “Oh, gee whiz! Georgia is the only state with the death penalty! That ain’t fair to rapists in Georgia! It’s not… um… looking for a really impressive-sounding word here… Oh, yeah! It’s not PROPORTIONAL. And… and… and… rape really isn’t all THAT bad! I mean, it’s not like a rapist KILLS somebody, right?”

    Sorry, guys: the pesky Ninth and Tenth Amendments pretty plainly mean that the people of Georgia, through their elected representatives, DO get to assign whatever penalties to whichever crimes seem best to them. So long as they aren’t denying due process, sentencing based on race, or making some other violation of the Constitution, they can do what they please.

    Oh, except that you get to say they can’t.


    It would be of interest to ask the opinion of some of the modern feminists (including the women on the SCOTUS) about this. My guess is, ironically, that they would side with the majority in Coker, it being a matter of principle (hah!) with lefties that the death penalty is bad, that the cops and courts NEVER get it right, blah-blah-blah.

  23. Daniel Freeman
    January 5th, 2015 @ 12:59 am

    Not only that, but the primary is the wrong sex. Women pimping out girls, whaaaat? It will be like they never heard of that before.

  24. RKae
    January 5th, 2015 @ 3:39 am

    And the more common it becomes, the less it is referred to as depravity.

  25. Adobe_Walls
    January 5th, 2015 @ 6:21 am

    The use of disparate impact, as a metric or even a phrase in policy making, regulatory formulation, or legislating should be banned by law as form of fraud and carry stiff penalties.

  26. Quartermaster
    January 5th, 2015 @ 8:46 am

    Even though it will never be normal.

  27. Quartermaster
    January 5th, 2015 @ 8:48 am

    There does seem to be something not quite right there.

  28. Dana
    January 5th, 2015 @ 10:49 am

    Yeah, but this was in Bangor, not Portland

  29. K-Bob
    January 5th, 2015 @ 11:34 am

    I know pedophilia goes way back to before ancient Greece, and it’s even been institutionalized in some cultures today. But it was properly shamed into the background in the modern West for many centuries. (Which meant that only criminals and the very powerful would engage in it. And it stayed out of the news.)

    But it’s being defended more and more by the left and the Muslims, and they are trying their best to make it mainstream HERE. This is why Stacy’s articles are important.

    This is why I resist all attempts by people who claim to be on the right who chime in to advise us to, “Stop giving ammunition to the left’s criticize machine.” I mean those people who want the right to stop making fun of things like feminism and the Ferguson protesters. Also the ones who reflexively cringe at every posting by Sarah Palin.

    The iron fist inside that velvet glove has to be made clear. If these misogynists, pedophiles, and race hustlers have no sense of shame, then it’s time to scare it back into them.

    Which, naturally, is NOT the plan Mitch McConnell has in mind for the new Congress.

  30. K-Bob
    January 5th, 2015 @ 11:40 am

    I think a blanket death penalty for all rape would be wrong. Many rapes are statutory only. Many are of the form of date rape, and a huge percentatage of those are from mixed signals and drunkenness.

    But any assault that involves rape ought to get the death penalty.

    Mind, I do believe in stiff sentencing for the other forms. A serial date rapist ought to do a hard 25. Medieval devices ought to be used on child rapists. At the very least, being hung in chains.

  31. Daniel Freeman
    January 5th, 2015 @ 11:55 am

    There is a rather dry comparison, which makes the interesting point that Craigslist’s withdrawal from “erotic services” advertising was limited to the United States, where a great deal of pressure had been brought.

  32. Adobe_Walls
    January 5th, 2015 @ 12:29 pm

    Those are State figures so whether Bangor or Portland it ain’t very many.

  33. Daniel Freeman
    January 5th, 2015 @ 12:33 pm

    This is why I resist all attempts by people who claim to be on the right who chime in to advise us to, “Stop giving ammunition to the left’s criticize machine.”

    If you can look past Slate’s editorial bias, this article has a lot of meat: 2014: The Year of Outrage. Those concern trolls should really read #5, The Sadness of Liberal Outrage, and #6, The Success of Conservative Outrage.

  34. K-Bob
    January 5th, 2015 @ 12:59 pm

    Whoa! Someone at slate actually did some research.

    Accidental journalism?

    That’s an interesting article/ongoing project. I’ve actually contemplated something like that for years. I own TheTroubleWithYouIs(dot)com, and I keep hoping to put together a way for people to tackle these outrage memes, rather than merely showcase them. But well done, even though seriously biased. I’ma save that one.

    #6 is an excellent example of getting the conclusion right, while failing to understand the means by which it arrived.

    Leftists do not understand how non-leftists think. That’s the unavoidable problem when one chooses to vilify reason, and embrace feelings.

  35. Daniel Freeman
    January 5th, 2015 @ 1:34 pm

    Accidental journalism?

    Quite the opposite. They actually planned it from the beginning of the year, tracking all outrage on a daily basis. Just goes to show, even if something isn’t a habit, you can make a decision and enforce it.

  36. K-Bob
    January 5th, 2015 @ 3:21 pm

    It’s telling that they recognize the grievance industry at all. Strange times.

  37. Daniel Freeman
    January 5th, 2015 @ 5:51 pm

    We discover in #8, How Outrage Changed My Life, that one of them is a prior (and apparently still-traumatized) victim of lefty cannibalization. So that probably influenced things.

  38. robertstacymccain
    January 5th, 2015 @ 6:40 pm

    You have a perfectly good resource, like a 13-year-old runaway; what are you going to do, just let her go to waste …

    Your satirical jest, however cruel, points to a basic problem with the feminist attitude toward prostitution. Feminists refuse to stigmatize the whores themselves, and reserve all their outrage for the pimps and johns. But one could argue (I don’t, but as the Devil’s advocate, one could argue) that if 13-year-old girls are going to be having sex anyway, they might as well get paid for it. Yet feminism insists the adolescent promiscuity should never be stigmatized, and that teenage girls should never be called “sluts.” However, let one of those (allegedly) “empowered” teenage girls fall into the clutches of a pimp, and feminists will say she’s a victim of systemic patriarchal male supremacist oppression. Whether she does it for free or on a fee-for-service basis, the female is always blameless and can never be seen as having contributed to her own oppression through her own poor decisions.

    Now, it is certainly a hard thing to blame a 13-year-old girl in circumstances like this. First of all, you have to ask yourself about the situation at home that led to her running away and, most obviously, she was exploited by a pimp. But still, feminists constantly insist that we must — MUST! — have sex education in public schools because “kids are going to do it anyway,” and if this 13-year-old girl had been having sex with her 14-year-old boyfriend, feminists would be outraged if any conservative criticized that behavior as immoral or unseemly. You’re slut-shaming!

    As you say, however, the sexually active 13-year-old is “a perfectly good resource,” and if she wishes to monetize the value of her commodity, then running away from home and turning tricks is “empowerment” in the same sense that Belle Knox doing porn to pay her way through Duke was “empowerment.”

    Of course, that’s the Devil’s advocate argument, and I do not mean to say that prostitution should be tolerated, especially not the prostitution of minors. Yet as anyone who has studied this phenomenon knows, wherever prostitution flourishes, minors will be lured or coerced into it. Pimps like to recruit girls while they’re young, and a pimp — a violent criminal who operates outside the law — is unlikely to check her ID to make sure she’s 18 before he lures her into enslavement.

    Feminists are against criminal punishment for prostitutes, insisting that only men — pimps and johns — can be blamed. So the freelance call girl would, in the feminist regime, be permitted to profit from the sale of her service, whereas any male who helped broker her transactions would be a criminal, as would her customers. This is insane, of course, but … it’s feminism.

  39. Daniel Freeman
    January 5th, 2015 @ 8:31 pm

    Truly, they have layers of hypocrisy around situations like that — especially if (as I suspect) her madam of color had her way with her. Pointing that out is useful, but I also have the urge to promote a positive belief. Something clear, like “everyone involved in a transaction is equally responsible, except minors (less) and managers (more).”

    I know that’s exactly what a Devil’s advocate would find fault with, yet it seems the most reasonable to me.

  40. Jim R
    January 5th, 2015 @ 9:26 pm

    Feminists are against criminal punishment for prostitutes, insisting that only men — pimps and johns — can be blamed.

    Within limits, I agree with them. IF a woman wants to so degrade herself (as with your example of “Belle Knox”), then she ought to have the right to do so. She’s not directly hurting anybody but herself. Now, I would NEVER consider that a woman prostituting herself (or acting in porn, for that matter) is “empowered” in any way.

    Strikes me more as desperation and a very heavy dose of self-loathing.

    The SOB who pimps women out, who uses violence or drugs or other coercion to MAKE her sell herself, on the other hand, is one of the lowest forms of humanity and is fit only as crowbait. (Crow feeders are cheap and easy to make: one only needs some stout rope and a fairly tall tree or beam).

  41. Jim R
    January 5th, 2015 @ 9:30 pm

    Oh, I agree that it shouldn’t be automatic, or that one rape is the same as any other. I simply say that there are crimes (such as pimping out or raping children) for which hanging is a very appropriate choice.

    O’ course, the “medieval devices” you propose are an even better one.

  42. Daniel Freeman
    January 6th, 2015 @ 1:04 am

    Worse: it will be normalized. The difference is being forced to pretend that it’s normal when it’s not.

  43. Daniel Freeman
    January 6th, 2015 @ 1:51 pm

    I think we might have both missed the point. There will be minors that run away from home, and there will be adults that will exploit them, and we won’t be able to hold the minors as fully responsible for their actions as we can adults. So, what means do we have left at our disposal to save them from that fate?

    Well, we could do like our ancestors did, and attach shame and stigma to the status of whore, so that those poor, desperate runaways would be reluctant as heck to go along with any such scheme. Perhaps we need to be cruel to be kind.

  44. Jim R
    January 6th, 2015 @ 6:51 pm

    Ah, I see.

    I wish I (or somebody) knew what to do about vulnerable kids. Punishing people who have already been dealt a sh!tty hand seems to me counterproductive, not to mention cruel. Dealing very sternly with pimps, on the other hand, seems quite a good idea.

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