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19-Year-Old Man Sentenced for Promoting Teen Prostitution


Society & Culture  (tags: Human Trafficking, TEENAGE GIRLS, crime, prostitution )

Lone
- 1642 days ago - seattletimes.nwsource.com
DeShawn "Cash Money" Clark apologized Friday to the teenage girls he pimped out, and was handed a 17-year prison sentence



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Shari G. (27)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 1:57 pm
Clark is "a product of his environment," the son of a drug-addicted mother and a father who was sent to prison when Clark was 4.
However do we save the children before they get to this end. I believe his sentence is excessive. He needs a new way to go and support, not spending his life in an atmosphere of brutality and disrespect. He will be lost forever. How can we possibly change the system?
 

Lynn M. (192)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 2:48 pm
I also believe his sentence was excessive- especially when you consider where and how he grew up. Sending him to prison will only harden him and teach him more wrongdoings. What will happen is that he will either become a repeat offender or go on to bigger and worse crimes like possibly rape or murder. The system is broken and needs to be fixed.
 

Rhonda Maness (602)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 3:15 pm
Thanks Terry
 

Peggy A. (111)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 3:18 pm
Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 5:19 pm
I do think the sentence is too long and primarily because of his age, although it is hard to know all of the details from the report. It sounds like the judge possibly had a well meaning agenda to protect women in domestic violence situations which he likened this to. 19 years of age is very much on the cusp of using the term "man", although legally he is. Technicallly he is still a teenager, 19 being in the teens. I think this sentence is really throwing away this boy's life, particularly if he is not exposed to any opportunities to make change while he is in prison or the possibility of an earlier parol. It is unfortunate that I think the judge may have been trying to set an example by giving this young man such a harsh sentence. But I don't think that isolated harsh sentencing will change things in the world. You have to give people opportunities and young people learn what they live. I don't agree with this sentence. I thought this young man sounded very articulate when they quoted him. I can see why there has been an article written about it because established and well educated people do tend to go to bat for the underdog when they are impressed by intellegence and potential. Not that I necessarily agree with this leaning since I think it is even harder to survive, emotionally and due to earning potentiality, in this world if you are not considered intelligent. Although I do not agree with sexual degradation and control of women, I also do not know why he ended up doing this and if perhaps it was just a way of life all around him that he was expected to be a part of.
 

susan w. (13)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 5:56 pm
is it my imagination or not you get more time for various other crimes than you do murder?
 

Cathi Hartline (248)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 8:01 pm
awesome!! it is about time we see the pimps getting tougher sentences! if he was let off easy, he would most likely have continued doing the "only thing" he knew, which is abuse and use women! I respectfully disagree, I am just glad that there is another man off of the street not harming and degrading, using women for his financial gain! to me, if he was to have been saved, and was so inteligent then he should have made better choices! if he didn't know better by 19 then...
 

Cathi Hartline (248)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 8:01 pm
thank You Lone for Your news! and thank You Tonya for the link to Lone's news!
 

Nightcat Mau (81)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 8:16 pm
Thanks! I can't hope but feel this wakes the ladies up. I know times are hard and people need the money, but once again a guy gets all the profit. Also you young'ins are too young to be taking chances. Be safe.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 9:12 pm
Shari you are right! The prison systems are not set up for rehabilitation. They are set up with a revolving door! This teen will just learn how to be a better criminal. There is a circle of events that has happened along the way,that created these situations and as bad as it is,including those girls, who for some reason have let this happen to themselves as well. This is young lives wasted. Have these girls gotten help? Will they return to such a life to, because it is what they know? There is often times a lot of events that coerced girls into doing these things to. Unless they are helped they will just end up with another pimp. No one wins here even if he does go to prison for a long time.
 

Cheryl Ulrich (108)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 9:36 pm
Yeah , 15 1/2 years IS a long time , but how much of that will he actually serve ? I don't know .. I think 19 years old is 'old enough' to know right from wrong , and even though sitting in prison won't make him a better person , what's the alternative really ? These are crimes against women , and they're serious , and I think the judge took it seriously.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 6:05 am
thank you for the article
 

Sophie G. (22)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 7:31 am
Now, as long as money will be the only true and real value for Earthlings, there will be terrible stories to share, like this one... And lives destroyed, like this one, and the one of millions of humans who end up prostituting themselves for some cash.

When is food, shelter, culture, healthcare and water going to be 100% free for every born human being, folks ? How long will we postpone the declaration of human rights achievement , which just says exactly this ? How many of us only KNOW what this human rights declaration contains, by the way ?

We need to overcome our terrible greed and stop thinking of "making enough money".

Because it is the only solution to human sufferings.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 7:47 am

susan w. (4)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 5:56 pm
is it my imagination or not you get more time for various other crimes than you do murder?

Yes you are right on that 14 years for murder in the UK is the started point, but for this crime the started point is 19 years male or female!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 8:18 am
Sophie!! You hit it right on the head!!! The basics of life should be free, I agree with that totally!! However, there are many who might think you are crazy for saying that. Crazy right wingers would call you a "socialist" . I know they have called me that for even dare to mention that utilities should be public instead of privatized. It's crazy!!!
 

Sophie G. (22)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 4:35 pm
But Jodi, as I said, this is only what the declaration of human rights says.
And both our countries (France and USA) based their very constitution on it.
So these simple basic needs should be satisfied for all of us, from birth to death.
I am no socialist, I... do not vote.
Sorry, I wish to remain 100% unlabelled !!!
;-)
 

James M. (29)
Monday January 25, 2010, 1:58 pm
I am glad that he got that sentence, and I think it fits the crime, those girls were most likely beaten and threatened that if they left he would kill them. That is how a lot of pimps act towards the woman they "manage". These people are low-life scum who need to be taught that a woman is a human being and not a product. So I think that the sentence fits the crime perfectly.
 

Charley H. (0)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 3:46 pm
thanks
 
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