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A Back ad being posted by DeliveFund. Last month, the mayors of nearly 50 cities across the U. The company, which is owned by Village Voice Media, has come under scrutiny from authorities for allegations that it's used to promote child prostitution.
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That said, illegal sex solicitation — minor or not — has to be reported, bostln Back instituted a policy of circumvention to knowingly sanitize posts so they would not get flagged by enforcement authorities, as noted by a former employee whose voice and identity are disguised in the film. Richard Blumenthal, also a U. The company sued in U.
All rights reserved. Craigslist closed its adult services section earlier this month after the attorneys general and others raised concerns it could not effectively screen out illegal. Yet today they filed a lawsuit to kill a law written to reduce the of minors backpag for sale online," Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna said in a statement.
All rights reserved. Then there's the poor girl who gets into a car to "help someone" and is whisked away, and Tom Dart, the Cook County, Illinois, sheriff whose relentless efforts against Back put him in the crosshairs.
A message left with a spokesman for Village Voice Media, which owns Back, was not immediately returned Tuesday. For anyone with a young daughter, the testimony by victims of human trafficking and their families in the new documentary "I am Noston Doe" will come as a bone cutter. Back operates a robust online clearinghouse for escorts, and it's a primary target of the law, which is due to take effect Thursday.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Back also says Washington's law is unconstitutionally vague, infringes on First Amendment rights and attempts to regulate activity outside of Washington state.
At the time of the hearing, Mazzio was wrapping up the film and had to roll back its release date in order to incorporate the footage from Capitol Hill. That freedom comes as a result of Section of the Communications Decency Act ironically also known as "Great Internet Sex Panic Act of "which essentially grants online providers impunity for the content posted on their sites by third parties. Chris Gregoire ed the bill into law this year in an effort to cut down on child sex trafficking.
He says they also are asking the site to develop better safeguards to prevent illegal prostitution and child trafficking from migrating to the site's other sections.
Persisting throughout the film as the facade for Back's law-skirting schemes is the ever-elusive Ferrer, appearing in a grinning still but otherwise never caught on camera. It allows for the criminal prosecution of classified advertising company representatives who publish or cause publication of sex-related peddling children.
The law is written so expansively that it would apply not just to classified advertising companies, but to dating sites, blogs, chat rooms and social networking sites, the company argues. More odious however, might be Liz McDougall, the Village Voice Media's attorney who avers that "the problem is the internet" and promises that the Village Voice is actively trying to stop sex trafficking. District Court in Seattle to block the law from being enforced pending a judge's decision on whether it should be struck down.
Others too will be palpably moved and more so, outraged by the willful complicity of Back in helping relegate underaged girls into a purgatory of prostitution, drugs and physical abuse.
This material may not be backpagd, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Add a personal message: 80 character limit Your E-mail: Sending your article Your article has been sent. Senate candidate, said Tuesday the state attorneys general have sent a t letter to Back.
Company lawyer Liz McDougall said that Back is "an online industry leader in working cooperatively with law enforcement to identify, arrest and prosecute human traffickers," and that Washington's law would force criminal conduct back underground, where it's harder to track. Developments in the legal pursuit of Back are ongoing including charges brought against Boton last October.