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    Backpage.com CEO, Carl Ferrer, Arrested, Oct, 6, 2016

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...harges-n661426

    The CEO of the adult classifieds ads portal Backpage.com was arrested in Texas Thursday on allegations of sex trafficking and pimping involving underage victims
    The California Department of Justice said in court documents that the investigation was sparked in part by reports from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that the site was being used for prostitution.
    http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/33338...ex-trafficking

    Authorities also issued arrest warrants for Backpage's controlling shareholders: Michael Lacey, 68, and James Larkin, 67.
    There's still a long road ahead but hopefully this will lead to saving some exploited kids!

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    This is great news! I've begrudgingly combed BP for missing girls and women....a very depressing place.

    Is it shut down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsobrien View Post
    This is great news! I've begrudgingly combed BP for missing girls and women....a very depressing place.

    Is it shut down?
    I'm not sure if it's shut down. I don't remember reading anything about that. Though I find it interesting an article on 10/06/16 stated he is being held in lieu of $500,000. I'm guessing his assets are frozen!
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    Backpage.com is also being investigated by the Senate concerning underage sex trafficking.

    In March, the Senate voted to hold Ferrer in contempt of Congress after he failed to appear at a hearing about online sex trafficking conducted by the Senate Subcommittee for Permanent Investigations. Backpage has also refused to respond to the Senate Subcommittee’s subpoenas for internal company
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    Thank Goodness. I hope this sticks. I worry he will get a good attorney and escape these charges.
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    Imo. They should have used the site to arrest every pimp and criminal Johns and drug dealers that the site has to offer. Jmo.

    The police and feds were very lazy and just single handedly forced all illegal activities to go back underground where it will now be harder to catch these people.

    Now the ceo may be a dirt ball. But he handed LE in every city and state a chance to bust every prostitute and pimp and Johns on that site.

    So not only they could have made a million arrests. They could have also gained 1000s of confidential informants whom could have provided them with even more information to solve other cold cases or to find and arrest 1000s of drug dealers and illegal gun owners across the U.S with secret buys and busts.

    Plus I'm sure a huge percentage of the Johns probably have warrants out for their arrests from previous crimes or they may be in illegal possession of drugs or guns when they show up.

    But now its too late to catch them.

    So since Backpage has given the cops the platform in every city in the United States plus tons of cities in other countries;

    Tells us that the fbi and local pd did not utilize this platform as they should have. Jmo.

    So now they have to go back out to the alleyways at midnight to deter prostitution or to make an arrest.

    When all they had to do was catch all the flies with the honey platform that backpage gave them. Jmo.
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