Lawsuit Accuses Facebook Of Enabling Human TraffickersA human trafficking survivor from Texas has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging the social media giant provides traffickers an unrestricted way to "stalk, exploit, recruit, groom ... and extort children into the sex trade."
January 2020 Trial Set For Backpage FoundersMichael Lacey, James Larkin and five employees of the site who are charged in the case are scheduled for trial on Jan. 15, 2020.
Sex Workers Warn Of Danger After Feds Shut Down BackpageSex workers and sex work advocates across the United States expressed concern Friday after federal authorities seized control of the popular classified website backpage.com and its affiliated websites.
Shutting Down Accused Online Brothel Backpage.com May Hurt Law EnforcementThere's a law enforcement paradox to Backpage.com, labeled by officials as the largest U.S. internet prostitution ad provider.
New Charges Filed Against Backpage.com Executives California's attorney general is pursuing new charges against the operators of a website advertising escort services two weeks after a judge tossed an earlier case.
Pimping Charges Against Backpage.com Rejected By Sacramento Superior Court JudgeCiting federal free speech laws, a judge rejected pimping charges Friday against the operators of a major international website that state attorney general Kamala Harris called the "world's top online brothel."
Backpage.com Operators Faced With Pimping Charges May Get A BreakA California judge tentatively rejected pimping charges against the operators of a major international website that advertises escort services.
Judge Rejects Pimping Charges Against 'World's Top Online Brothel'A California judge tentatively rejected pimping charges Wednesday against the operators of a major international website that advertises escort services and was called the "world's top online brothel."
Backpage.com Operators Appear On California Pimping ChargesThe operators of an international website that advertises escort services say they'll challenge charges of trafficking prostitutes and pimping on First Amendment grounds.
Backpage.com CEO Faces Sex Trafficking Charges In CaliforniaCarl Ferrer, 55, was arrested on a California warrant after arriving Thursday in Houston on a flight from Amsterdam.
Oakland Man Accused Of Listing Teen On Sex Website Pleads Not GuiltyAn Oakland man who allegedly listed a teen girl for sex on a website and then was arrested when that site turned him in, pled not guilty Wednesday.
Sex Ad On Backpage.com Leads Agents To Man Trafficking Teen Runaway In Sunnyvale MotelAgents were able to arrange for a "date" with the victim and were able to recover her from her hotel room. Her pimp was arrested nearby on foot in possession of $6,510.