Just so as we do not become complacent and think that slavery only exists overseas, the San Franscisco Chronical brings us the tale of John France Gonzales.
A 24-year-old Daly City man was sentenced today to 16 years in state prison for holding a girl in his basement bedroom for a year, during which he had sex with her and beat her when she resisted.
“The judge agreed with the prosecution that this was a very serious case, that the crime involved a minor and a long period of violence and threats,” said Assistant District Attorney Melissa McKowan. “She was kept from her family and basically confined for a year.”
Defense lawyer Paul De Meester argued that the relationship John France Gonzales had with the girl, whom he kept from her parents for 18 months, was consensual and Gonzales only pushed and shoved the girl.
Now I am a big fan of consentual slavery, but I think that it comes as a part of our Lifestyle that we must be among the most vocal opponents of enforced slavery or indentured servitude.
But, what do you think? Let us know in the comments.