(Chuck Muth) – “When police charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with soliciting prostitution, the press said the police rescued sex slaves,” writes syndicated columnist John Stossel. “We’re told this happens all the time.”
“It’s bunk, says reporter Elizabeth Nolan Brown.”
Brown notes that at the time of Kraft’s arrest, law enforcement and the media claimed they had “busted up an international sex trafficking ring.”
“But now prosecutors acknowledge that there was no trafficking,” Stossel continues. “The women were willing sex workers.”
“Ninety-nine percent of the headlines are not true,” Brown told Stossel in an interview. “Sex trafficking and prostitution are sort of used interchangeably.”
“Sex slavery is evil,” Stossel concluded. “Authorities should do everything they can to stop it. But there is a big difference between slavery and sex work done by consenting adults.”
Nevada legislators should keep this difference in mind as anti-brothel advocates continue their assault on Nevada’s legal brothels.