There MUST be higher penalties on the buyers. We must go after the demand!
TAMPA — A University of Tampa professor tried to pay $140 to have sex with a 14-year-old girl, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Monday.
Nathan Madsen, a visiting professor of music at UT, answered an advertisement in the "escorts" section of a website known to host ads for prostitution, the complaint stated.
The ad was placed by a federal agent with Homeland Security Investigations, who posed as a man looking for people to have sex with his girlfriend's daughter.
The complaint details the circumstances that led Madsen, 36, to be charged with sex trafficking of a minor.
In a series of text messages, Madsen negotiated a meeting with the younger of two girls referenced in the ad, according to the complaint. He agreed to pay for 30 minutes with the 14-year-old, the complaint said.