See what happens when you don’t pay your bills? You get honest businessmen in hot water.
A man has been arrested for trying to sell his 14-year-old daughter for $16,000, 100 crates of beer. and several cases of meat. The 36-year-old man sold the young teen to an 18-year-old man who wanted to marry her, according to California authorities.
The case was only discovered after the girl’s father complained to police that the girl’s prospective husband had failed to deliver his end of the bargain.
[P]olice said in a statement there had been a number of cases where children had been sold or offered for sale, including one incident with a 12-year-old. “While each case is unique, the issues of arranged marriages involving minor females or the selling of minor females to older males have become a local problem,” the statement said.
Police have charged the man with human trafficking, while the 18-year-old has been arrested for statutory rape. The girl has been returned to her family. — Stuff.co.nz
“Honest” may not be the correct term, exactly. How about, “shit-headed”? The old man complains to the cops that he got cheated on the sale of his teenage daughter? Tasteless lowlife moron. It was probably Bud Lite and a case of Spam, too.
Elsewhere, in the Land of Fruits and Nuts and Flakes….
A California university student who is selling her virginity online says bids have hit$3.7 million, media reports say.
Natalie Dylan, a 22-year-old Masters student, said she came up with the idea after her sister paid for her own degree by working as a prostitute for three weeks, according to London’s Telegraph. She said she has had bids from 10,000 men through the website of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a legal brothel in the US state of Nevada.
“I get some men who are obviously looking for a girlfriend but I try and make it clear that this is a one-night-only offer,” she told the Telegraph. “It’s shocking that men will pay so much for someone’s virginity, which isn’t even prized so highly anymore.”
Natalie has a degree in Women’s Studies and is studying for a masters degree in Family and Marriage Therapy. — Stuff.co.nz
This is what they’re teaching at University these days, when they’re not watching football. But to her credit, she agrees that the price is ‘way out of line. You can buy a whole bevy of young beauties for a fraction of that price. Of course, they’re used, but really, who besides Islamic suicide bombers values virgins any more?
Which suggests she better profile her bidders.