28-year-old Malachai Tramble II of Minneapolis has been charged with prostituting a 17-year-old girl on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com. He’s also been charged with possession of child porn since he is alleged to have taken explicit pictures of the girl to post on backpage’s ‘adult’ section. Isn’t that some irony there?
A 22-year-old woman who has pleaded guilty to assisting Tramble in turning out the girl said that she worked for Tramble as a prostitute. However she claims that she was raped by Tramble while she was unconscious and he took explicit pictures of her and her social security and state ID cards. She says she was in fear of what Tramble might have done with that information.
Goes against the whole ‘consenting adults’ bullcrap doesn’t it?
VVM and backpage are still scum by the way. They made money off of this 17-year-old girl and have made money on girls that were much younger.
UPDATE 3/17/2012: Tramble pleaded no contest and is only looking at 8 1/2 years.
UPDATE 5/13/2012: Tramble got the 8 1/2 years and will be on the sex offender registry for 10 years.