Police: Young girls forced into sex trade in Salt Lake County

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  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Dec. 3, 2012 9:19 a.m.

    @play by the rules

    The implication of your post is comical. By saying that Republicans indirectly created this situation by not taking a tougher stand on illegal immigration, you're implying that Democrats would.

    The fact is, Democrats have proven to be even more spineless than Republicans when it comes to illegal immigration. What have federal Democrats done to combat it? Nothing. In fact, they are actually encouraging illegal immigration by proposing amnesty programs, etc. It makes sense, actually - a large (and growing) percentage of the Democratic voting base are children of illegal immigrants, aka "anchor babies". No smart Democrat would want to keep them from coming here.

  • anti-liar Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2012 7:35 a.m.

    "...others were young girls coerced into participating with the threat of deportation."

    "Threat of deportation?"

    The adult women? Yes. Obviously they are in the country illegally of their own volition.

    The minor children? I don't know about that. It implies these young minors CHOSE this lifestyle, over deportation. I think that is an insult to these minors.

    Number One, they were ILLEGALLY TRAFFICKED across international lines and then across interstate lines. That's the point we always seem to miss in the illegal-immigration discussion. The typical, illegal-alien parent does precisely this when they choose to illegally invade this nation and bring minor children with them -- even their own. They are ILLEGALLY TRAFFICKING minors across international and state lines. That ought to be regarded and treated as a Felony all by itself.

    Then, in this case, obviously, there are the additional Felony crimes associated with what can only be regarded as sex slavery, in the case of the minor children.

  • Ett Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 1, 2012 3:29 p.m.

    I respectfully disagree with jenker. This is most certainly a typical immigration issue. As a nation, we do little to stop illegal aliens (the proper legal term for them), and so we invite these criminals to come in. One lawbreaker is no different than another. It's long been proven , the best way to stop the big crimes is to stay on top of the little ones. They become the chink in the armor of enforcement. There is tons of data showing how allowing people to commit a small offense will escalate.
    Allowing our borders to remain so porous means not only will these type of criminals will flourish, but we're to blame for them being here. We have as much, invited them.

  • jenkers Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 1, 2012 2:51 p.m.

    May these men rot in jail. This is not a typical immigration issue, but a case of someone preying on people that are already afraid. And if you really see this only as a taxpayer burden issue and not people sexually exploiting the young, I have to wonder about your soul.

  • play by the rules SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    Dec. 1, 2012 2:16 p.m.

    Go figure. We have a Utah legislature that refuses to take a stand on illegal immigration and a chamber of commerce that supports it. Follow the money. With the current administration in Washington and the Republicrats in Utah we will get more of the same incompetent decision making that will only shed more burden on the taxpayers.