ABC Nightline Investigates Backpage and Sex Trafficking

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A lot of attention has been given to Backpage and sex trafficking over the last few months. ABC Nightline recently investigated this issue of girls being bought and sold for sex online through ads on Backpage.  Read the story, “Girls Sold for Sex Online, Backpage Defends Decision to Keep Ads Up,” and check out the video below.  For further discussion of this issue read the article, “Village Voice Attorney Defends Her Company’s Sex Site at Contentious Council Hearing,” as well as a few articles by Nicholas Kristof in the NY Times: “Where Pimps Peddle Their Goods,” “Financiers and Sex Trafficking,” and “Not Quite a Teen, Yet Sold for Sex.”