A Teenage Prostitute, An Inept Pimp, and Two Versions of What Happened

Washington City Paper | May 15, 2008
The internet limits the risk of marketing sex with underage girls, whose youth can be more easily disguised on a website than on the street. But ignorance of a girl's age doesn't equal innocence. In Levar Simms' case, the charge of transporting a minor for the purposes of prostitution hinged on strict liability. He could be found guilty regardless of whether he knew Lynette was 16.

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