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Columbia man charged with human sex trafficking

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Richmond County authorities charged a Columbia man Thursday with two counts of human sex trafficking.

Earthell Tyler III, 29, was arrested Thursday afternoon after investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics divisions went to Motel 6 at 201 Boy Scout Road in reference to complaints about drug activity, loitering and prostitution, according to a statement released by Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew.

Investigators, who’d recently completed a human trafficking class, identified two victims of human trafficking at the scene. They arrested Tyler after an investigation and getting statements from both victims as well as Tyler.

Tyler was being held without bond at the Richmond County Jail, according to jailers.

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justputtin
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justputtin 10/04/13 - 06:27 am
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Indifferent

He looks like he couldn't care less. Piece of ...........

nocnoc
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nocnoc 10/04/13 - 07:15 am
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What is the diffrence between human sex trafficking

and Pimping or Pandering?

Were the 2 identified "victims" being forced to engage in SEX for $$$?
Or were they willing prostitutes?

http://www.polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/human-trafficking-faqs#W...?

The story could use some additional data.

If they are victims, like I have said before,
it should be a Capital Offense.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/04/13 - 07:59 am
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Anybody ever read "Iceberg

Anybody ever read "Iceberg Slim"?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/04/13 - 08:22 am
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Prostitution

Something I love to do is look deeper into subjects that have everyone shouting hang um. The other day the editorial was about men killing their wives and how SC was ranked highest in this tragedy. Well, come to find out wives kill their husbands at almost the same rate. It always pays to look into emotional moves.

So leave it to Nocnoc to get to the crux of the matter. If you go to the link he posted from the Polaris Project you will see they define common prostitution as human trafficking. One of the criteria they use is if the pimp is “creating dependency and fear of independence” in the woman, he is trafficking. That’s such a nebulous term it can be applied to all kinds of relationships. We also learn at the link that the term trafficking doesn’t apply to actually transporting these women. It is simply controlling them by any means, even legal ones.

A couple of old sayings are apt to prostitution. It’s the world’s oldest profession and isn’t going away. The other is that pimps take advantage of the weaknesses of others. Both of those are absolutely true.

Prostitutes do have weaknesses that result in psychological needs met with the control. Sure they need help, but what I’m getting to, even if it goes against the grain to say it, is if this guy is only a pimp as is the usual case, he shouldn’t be charged for crimes that have penalties the equivalent of what child kidnappers receive.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 10/04/13 - 08:51 am
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Riverman I agree to many of your points

It is my belief that ANY person, kidnapping, physically beating and/or doping up another person to force that person to engage in sex, so they can $$$$ profit, should YES, face Capital Offense charges.

Give our current legal system's quick willingness to plea deal, the pimps will only get 5 to 10 anyway.

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