Carl Ferrer, Backpage co-founder and CEO, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to facilitate prostitution.
And why we must finally realize we're only oppressing the most oppressed.
The feds said the site's "adult" section was a cesspool of sex trafficking, but people in the industry saw it as the best, safest way to find work.
Classified website Backpage.com replaces its adult ads with a censorship message after Senate accusations of child sex trafficking.
After a long sting operation by the feds, the CEO of Backpage.com was arrested on federal pimping charges. While many see the site's likely shutdown as a win against sex trafficking, some advocates fear the move will only push sex workers onto the...
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A new study says that the crackdown on sites that host adult listings, like Craigslist and Backpage, are only making sex traffickers harder to find.
Authorities recently arrested four men and accused them of flying in women from China to Houston to live and work in massage parlors that were fronts for brothels.
Before their arrest, a pair of predators used Model Mayhem to find young women to sexually assault. Now one of those women is attempting to sue the website, and fighting Google and Facebook in the process.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's effort to shutdown Backpage.com has upset sex worker advocates who argue that online ad services help keep them safe.
The suddenness of the ban on Backpage.com and the confusion it has caused will hit the marginalized hardest. That could lead some workers into dependent relationships—exactly what law enforcement is most concerned about.