Department of Justice unsealed late Monday, April 9.
Lacey co-founded the Phoenix New Times, an alternative weekly newspaper, in In the early s, the new Craigslist. Craigslist shut down its adult section in due to the prevalence of for prostitution and other illegal activities. Back made an aggressive push for these .
However, the two companies were both owned by Ferrer, using borrowed funds from Lacey, Larkin, Spear and Brunst, who through the financial arrangement, gained surreptitious operational control of the website. Internal documents and statements made in private meetings cited in the indictment allegedly reveal the defendants knew the overwhelming majority of the involve prostitution. Eliminating adult advertising will in no way eliminate or even reduce the incidence of prostitution in this country.
For the very first time, the oldest profession in the world has transparency, record keeping and safeguards. Investigators allege many depicted children who were victims of sex trafficking. On Aug. NCMEC suggested that Back provide an automatic warning message whenever a customer searched for particular terms indicative of child prostitution.
It is a low priority. The indictment lists selected narrative summaries from 17 unnamed underage victims of child sex trafficking whose were placed on Back between and Credit card companies stopped processing payments for Back in and other banks canceled s, reportedly concerned they were being used for illegal purposes.
The website instructed customers to send checks and money orders to a P. Ferrer entered a plea agreement, admitting to the money laundering and conspiracy charges, and agreed to shutdown all Back-related websites worldwide. The other suspects were released pending trial.
Larkin remains in custody pending a hearing. Cowboys Marauders.
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