CNN -- Attorneys general in 17 states have banded together to call on Craigslist, the online classified ad website, to discontinue its adult services section.
The letter continued: "We recognize that Craigslist may lose the considerable revenue generated by the Adult Services. No amount of money, however, can justify the scourge of illegal prostitution, and the suffering of the women and children who will continue to be victimized, in the market and trafficking provided by Craigslist.
In their letter, the attorneys general highlighted an open letter, which appeared as a Washington Post ad, in which two girls said they were sold for sex on Craigslist. When the ad came out, Buckmaster wrote a blog post in response that said, "Craigslist is anxious to know that the perpetrators in these girls' cases are behind bars.
She received 15 calls soliciting sex in three hours. Earlier this month, Lyon interviewed a woman named "Jessica" who sells sex on Craigslist.
She told Lyon a Craigslist ad was "the fastest, quickest way you're for sure going to see somebody that day. In a later blog, Buckmaster said Craigslist implemented manual screening of adult services in May Markoff was charged with the April killing of Julissa Brisman.
Boston Police said that Brisman, a model, advertised as a masseuse on Craigslist, and Markoff might have met her through the website. Inunder pressure from state prosecutors, the website raised the fees for posting adult services.
Init started donating portions of the money generated by adult to charity.
A CNN investigation of Craigslist's "adult services" section, which replaced "erotic services " two years ago, counted more than 7, in a single day. Newmark has defended his site, saying it is doing more than any other site that hosts adult to help filter out underage prostitutes and report them to police.
Best, the Craigslist spokeswoman, said that fewer than one ad in 10, meets the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's guidelines for anti-trafficking action. Share this on:.
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