The Jailbait Sex Scandal That Won’t Receive Its Own Hashtag

Stacy McCain has been battling supporters of Kaitlyn Hunt, the 18 year old Florida woman who was arrested on statutory rape charges for allegations of sexual relations with a 14 year old girl. The Free Kate movement seems to be dwindling due to revelations about the nature of the case, but the Kaitlyn Truthers march on.

Today, a much less glamorous story came out of Minneapolis:

An 18-year-old Minnesota high school cheerleader allegedly prostituted her younger, cognitively delayed teammate by creating an online ad and taking her to see potential customers, pocketing $60 in one case.

Montia Marie Parker faces felony charges of sex trafficking and promoting prostitution for the acts involving her 16-year-old classmate.

I can guarantee you that the Free Montia Marie movement will not get its own Twitter hashtag or its own Facebook page. People who read about the Montia Marie Parker case will be rightfully disgusted. For that reason, we should look at this case in light of the Kaitlyn Hunt case.
The Free Kate crowd makes the argument that the relationship between Hunt and her alleged victim was consensual, and since the two were both relatively young, the law shouldn’t apply. The Parker case is instructive in this light, because the unnamed girl in Minneapolis is older than the girl in Indian River and apparently consented to being pimped out by the older girl.
Notice also that both Parker and her alleged victim were technically committing crimes, but only Parker was arrested. This is because the victim is a minor, and can’t legally consent to being prostituted by an adult. Changing statutory rape laws to include children as young as 14 is a step toward removing those safeguards.
I can give you two reasons why the Montia Marie Parker case will not receive the kind of attention that the Kaitlyn Hunt case is. First, this is Montia Parker:
CheerleaderProstitution
And this is Kaitlyn Hunt:
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Which, at the bottom of things, is what this whole flap was always about.
Update: Made the headlines at The Other McCain. Thanks!
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