April As early as critics and law enforcement began accusing Back of being a hub for sex trafficking of both adults and minors. The company suspended its adult listings following accusations by a United States Senate subcommittee of being directly involved with sex-trafficking and the sexual exploitation of minors.
Carl Ferrer, 57, of Frisco, Texas, will face a maximum of five years bsckpage prison. Craigslist shut its "personals" dating section last month after reports that it featured several for prostitutes.
Carl ferrer, 57, pleaded guilty to facilitating prostitution.
In Augustthe U. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox. Adult section[ edit ] Until January 9,Back contained an adult section containing different sub of various sex work.
A third victim, advertised under the pseudonym "Nadia" was stabbed to death, while a fourth victim was murdered inand her corpse deliberately burned. The lawyer baclpage one of the co-founders said the charges were "baseless" and the seizure of the site a "massive assault" on free speech laws.
Woman allegedly trafficked through Back. History[ edit ] Back was launched in by New Times Media later to be known as Village Voice Mediaa publisher of 11 alternative newsweeklies, as a free classified advertising website. Law officers had already taken control of Back's various international classifieds s last week.
COM — The Baclpage. Federal authorities seized control of the website last week so "it can no longer be used by criminals to promote and facilitate human trafficking," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement released by the Department of Justice on Thursday. Overpeople including religious leaders, 51 attorneys general, 19 U.
Child abuse A Senate investigation htyp claimed in that Back. The lawyer for Back operations manager Andrew Padilla stated that his client was "not legally responsible for any actions of third parties under U.
The Justice Department will not rest until these sites are eliminated and their owners held able for their crimes. The website CityXGuide.
They include: One count of promotion of prostitution and reckless disregard of sex trafficking. The site later faced further controversy the same year when the Washington Post reported that one of Back's contractors had attempted to lure sex-related away from rival sites in the Philippines by offering hrtp postings as an incentive.
Nine counts of interstate transportation in aid of racketeering facilitating prostitution. Circuit agreed to expedite the appeal, and one of its judges who considered the emergency stay said he would have granted it.
Reddit has also closed its escorts message board. After a voluntary, day-long briefing and interview provided by the company's General Counsel, PSI followed up with a subpoena to Back. As part of the deal, Ferrer will cooperate in aiding the prosecution of two controlling shareholders of the website.
Related Topics. One year-old is alleged to have been forced to do in-calls at hotels.
The State of Texas was also considering a money laundering charge pending its investigation. The accusations include facilitating prostitution and money laundering.
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They contended that shutting down Back would drive traffickers to other places on the internet that will be less forthcoming about crucial information for law enforcement. Each appellate court backpge temporary stays to consider whether to grant a stay pending appeal,  but eventually denied the emergency stay requests,  However, the D.
Law enforcement has identified numerous minor victims in CityXGuide advertisements, including a year-old Jane Doe recovered in North Texas in November Also on January 9,prior to its scheduled hearings on Back the bac,page day, the PSI released gttp report that accused Back backpagw knowingly facilitating child sex trafficking. They cite both First Amendment rights of free backpage guaranteed in the Constitution as well as Section of the Communications Decency Act which holds that service providers were not liable for content produced by third parties.
One count of http racketeering conspiracy facilitating prostitution. Section says that "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.
Back said it was taking this action due to many years of continuing acts by the government to unconstitutionally censor the site's content via harassment and extra-legal tactics and to make it too costly to continue its publishing activities. They enlisted support from musicians, politicians, journalists, media companies and retailers.
These included personals including adult-oriented personaladult services, musicians and " Bcakpage Age " services.
Some of the women are said to have been murdered.