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.
Backpage CEO Pleads Guilty, Will Testify Against OthersThe chief executive of Backpage pleaded guilty to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering.
Indictment Accuses Backpage Founders Of Aiding ProstitutionThe founders of Backpage and five others at the classified site have been indicted on federal charges in what authorities say was a scheme to facilitate prostitution.
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.
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."
One-Third Of San Francisco's Massage Parlors Advertise Erotic Services OnlineOf the 220 licensed massage businesses in San Francisco, over a third were found to have active online listings advertising erotic services.
San Francisco Joins Federal Lawsuit Alleging Website Prostitutes Underage ChildrenSan Francisco has joined five other major U.S. cities in supporting a federal lawsuit against a prominent national website known for posting "escort" service advertisements and alleges they actually promote prostitution and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
SF Weekly Feels Effect Of Campaign To Stop Online Sex Trafficking AdsA crusade to get companies to pull their ads from publications owned by the Village Voice has reached the Bay Area, where the Voice owns SF Weekly.