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Is 248 years too harsh of a penalty for the sex trafficking of underage girls?

  • Yes it is too harsh

    Although, sex trafficking is a big crime to think about it, but all the same, punishment shouldn't be life in imprisonment.United Methodist Women Work to End Human Trafficking
    by Susie Johnson, executive for public policy and leader of the Human Trafficking Initiative,
    United Methodist Women
    United Methodist Women is resolute in its stance against the exploitation of those who are forced
    to submit to slavery to meet their basic needs or as a result of their position in society. The organiza
    tion has been active in fighting human trafficking for more than a decade. More than 20 million people
    internationally have fallen victim to human trafficking, and the epidemic has become the second largest
    criminal activity behind the sale of illicit drugs. As advocates for social justice, United Methodist Wom
    en will continue to work towards ending cruel trade and fight for the rights of those exploited by it.
    In 1998, Dr. Laura Lederer initiated America’s first systematic examination of global sex trafficking,
    labor trafficking and labor bondage when she began The Protection Project at Harvard University.
    United Methodist Women has been closely involved with the project from the beginning, seeding
    its formation with a grant. In 2000, the project moved to Washington, D.C., and worked closely with
    the United Methodist Women Washington Office of Public Policy to heighten attention and national
    advocacy on the issue. Dr. Lederer later joined the U.S. Department of State to monitor and report
    on trafficking in persons and build anti-trafficking legislation.
    Human trafficking preys on the vulnerable and voiceless. For this reason, United Methodist Women
    has continuously fought to raise awareness of this modern-day slavery and give its survivors a
    voice. Through resource distribution and education, United Methodist Women has helped promote
    legislation that combats human trafficking.

  • It sounds ideal

    Both sex trafficking and exploitation of underage people are disgusting crimes, so why shouldn't the criminal have this punishment? After doing such a crime, it wouldn't be a good idea to keep them out of prison - they may do that kind of thing again to others, so it is a matter of keeping other underage people safe.

    Posted by: Sha2
  • This is effectively a life sentence- and it's exactly what he deserves.

    Paul forced children into prostitution. 15 year olds shouldn't be forced into that- it's horrifying. In my mind, he deserves every second of that sentence, and the fact that his death will end his punishment is the worst thing about this. The fact that humans like him exist in this world is incredibly sad. He doesn't even deserve death.

  • It's effectively a life sentence- in my opinion, exactly what the crime deserves,

    Paul forced children into prostitution. 15 year olds shouldn't be forced into that- it's horrifying. In my mind, he deserves every second of that sentence, and the fact that his death will end his punishment is the worst thing about this. The fact that humans like him exist in this world is incredibly sad.

  • No, it isn't

    Paul Burman was convicted on 32 counts of sex trafficking of minors. Although this is one of the harshest penalties on record, I don't think it was too harsh for what he did. He acted as a pimp to multiple victims, some as young as 15 and is also a rapist. He used threats and violence to force his victims to commit sexual acts, and exploited and intimidated them. He deserves a pretty stiff sentence.

  • No, it is not!

    This is the best punishment for the sex trafficker. This is because a mistake will remain a mistake and punishment odes not vary with ones age. The law should be followed accordingly. This will actually serve as a warning to the rest of sex traffickers. It is not good for under-aged girls.

  • No, i disagree.

    This is the best punishment for the sex trafficker. This is because a mistake will remain a mistake and punishment odes not vary with ones age. The law should be followed accordingly. This will actually serve as a warning to the rest of sex traffickers. It is not good for under-aged girls.


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