Classifieds Site Backpage.com Shut Down By FBI | NBC Nightly News

Classifieds Site Backpage.com Shut Down By FBI | NBC Nightly News


PROSECUTORS AND
CONGRESSIONAL
INVESTIGATORS. CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS. NBC JUSTICE INVESTIGATORS. NBC JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT PETE NBC JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS HAS DETAILS. CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS HAS DETAILS.>>Reporter: FEDERAL WILLIAMS HAS DETAILS.>>Reporter: FEDERAL AGENTS TODAY SEARCHED>>Reporter: FEDERAL AGENTS TODAY SEARCHED AN ARIZONA HOUSE AGENTS TODAY SEARCHED AN ARIZONA HOUSE BELONGING TO ONE OF AN ARIZONA HOUSE BELONGING TO ONE OF THE WEBSITES FOUNDERS BELONGING TO ONE OF THE WEBSITES FOUNDERS AS THE FEDERAL THE WEBSITES FOUNDERS AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN THE INTERNET SITE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN THE INTERNET SITE BACKPAGE.COM SAYING IT THE INTERNET SITE BACKPAGE.COM SAYING IT WAS AN ACTION BACKPAGE.COM SAYING IT WAS AN ACTION SUPPORTED BY THE WAS AN ACTION SUPPORTED BY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENTS SUPPORTED BY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENTS OFFICE THAT FIGHTS JUSTICE DEPARTMENTS OFFICE THAT FIGHTS CHILD SEXUAL OFFICE THAT FIGHTS CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION. CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION. THE SITE WAS THE EXPLOITATION. THE SITE WAS THE ONLINE VERSION OF THE SITE WAS THE ONLINE VERSION OF ADULT ORIENTED ONLINE VERSION OF ADULT ORIENTED CLASSIFIED ADS, BUT ADULT ORIENTED CLASSIFIED ADS, BUT ITS LONG BEEN ACCUSED CLASSIFIED ADS, BUT ITS LONG BEEN ACCUSED OF FACILITATING ITS LONG BEEN ACCUSED OF FACILITATING PROSTITUTION AND HAS OF FACILITATING PROSTITUTION AND HAS BEEN A TARGET OF LOCAL PROSTITUTION AND HAS BEEN A TARGET OF LOCAL PROSECUTORS AND BEEN A TARGET OF LOCAL PROSECUTORS AND CONGRESSIONAL PROSECUTORS AND CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS. CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS.>>WE WERE ABLE TO INVESTIGATORS.>>WE WERE ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT THEY>>WE WERE ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DETERMINE THAT THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING, THAT THEY WERE KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING, THAT THEY WERE ACTUALLY TAKING ADS DOING, THAT THEY WERE ACTUALLY TAKING ADS REGARDING UNDERAGED ACTUALLY TAKING ADS REGARDING UNDERAGED GIRLS, EVEN EDITING REGARDING UNDERAGED GIRLS, EVEN EDITING THE ADS TO TRY TO HIDE GIRLS, EVEN EDITING THE ADS TO TRY TO HIDE THE FACT THAT THEY THE ADS TO TRY TO HIDE THE FACT THAT THEY WERE UNDERRAGE. THE FACT THAT THEY WERE UNDERRAGE. SO THEY WERE COMPLICIT WERE UNDERRAGE. SO THEY WERE COMPLICIT IN IT. SO THEY WERE COMPLICIT IN IT.>>Reporter: ADVOCATES IN IT.>>Reporter: ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN SAY MANY>>Reporter: ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN SAY MANY UNDERAGED GIRLS FORCED FOR CHILDREN SAY MANY UNDERAGED GIRLS FORCED INTO PROSTITUTION END UNDERAGED GIRLS FORCED INTO PROSTITUTION END UP IN ONLINE ADS. INTO PROSTITUTION END UP IN ONLINE ADS.>>MOST OF THE VICTIMS UP IN ONLINE ADS.>>MOST OF THE VICTIMS ARE FEMALE AND>>MOST OF THE VICTIMS ARE FEMALE AND CHILDREN. ARE FEMALE AND CHILDREN. ITS REALLY A FORM OF CHILDREN. ITS REALLY A FORM OF SLAVERY, MODERN-DAY ITS REALLY A FORM OF SLAVERY, MODERN-DAY SLAVERY. SLAVERY, MODERN-DAY SLAVERY.>>Reporter: STATE AND SLAVERY.>>Reporter: STATE AND LOCAL INVESTIGATORS>>Reporter: STATE AND LOCAL INVESTIGATORS HAVE SAID IN THE 14 LOCAL INVESTIGATORS HAVE SAID IN THE 14 YEARS BACKPAGE.COM WAS HAVE SAID IN THE 14 YEARS BACKPAGE.COM WAS IN OPERATION, IT YEARS BACKPAGE.COM WAS IN OPERATION, IT EARNED MILLIONS. IN OPERATION, IT EARNED MILLIONS. IN THE PAST, BACKPAGE EARNED MILLIONS. IN THE PAST, BACKPAGE HAS DENIED KNOWINGLY IN THE PAST, BACKPAGE HAS DENIED KNOWINGLY FACILITATING SEX HAS DENIED KNOWINGLY FACILITATING SEX TRAFFICKING AND HAS

25 Replies to “Classifieds Site Backpage.com Shut Down By FBI | NBC Nightly News

  1. #legalizeprostitution, tax and regulate it, and you cut down on the entire underground human trafficking market. But Americans don't operate on logic and common sense.

  2. they keep saying that theres child traficking but i never saw kids on the website i looked threw it and all i saw was adults

  3. The two founders of Backpage are screwed. Everything seized and charged with human trafficking. Good luck!!

  4. To equate this to slavery is disrespectful to the Africans that were held in bondage. The hoe profession is nothing new

  5. Instead of them trying to find the people that is instead of them trying to find the people that is kids on the street shooting up people yet they are trying to shut down someone selling they own self it makes no sense

  6. Should just do the same thing as ptb, that site has been raided time and time again and just keeps coming back

  7. this is bullshyt if the prostitutes show me Id n there legal age its on plain and simple between 2 concenting adults alls u did was shut down a site theres still a gazillion more other websites they r gonna use

  8. the fbi protected the predators instead of the prey. they had a means to track predators using backpage but instead they shut it down? think about that outside of the little box they constructed. by shutting it down they forced the predators to go back underground. it was a terrible decision by the government to shut it down.

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