Craigslist Pimp Get 25 Years

'Bought' homeless woman, advertised her as sex slave
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2010 4:27 AM CST
Craigslist Pimp Get 25 Years
The office of Craigslist is seen March 10, 2006 in San Francisco, California.   (Getty Images)

A New York City man who "bought" a 19-year-old homeless woman and advertised her as a sex slave on Craigslist has been sentenced to 25 years to life. David Brown forced the victim into sex with 30 men in August 2008, collecting payments of between $60 and $200, the New York Daily News reports. "You are a con man of the first order," the judge told Brown. "I'm going to do my best to ensure that you never see the light of day again."

Brown, convicted on kidnapping and sex trafficking charges, was the first person to be sentenced under an anti-trafficking law signed—ironically enough—by then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer in 2007. Brown blamed the crime on the ex-girlfriend he bought the victim from. "This was straight jealousy from an old girlfriend that I left," he said.
(More Craigslist stories.)

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