A screen shot of the website Backpage.com is seen Los Angeles Friday, April 6, 2018. Federal law enforcement authorities are in the process of seizing Backpage.com and its affiliated websites. A notice that appeared Friday afternoon at Backpage.com says the websites are being seized as part of an enforcement action …

Federal Authorities Shut Down Backpage.com

Federal authorities have seized and shut down Backpage.com, a website that specialized in sex-related classified ads, and then charged several of the site’s owners with sex trafficking, reports say.

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Texas Fugitive, Alleged Backpage Pimp Found in Dominican Republic

A man accused of sex trafficking a Texas teenage girl has been arrested in the Dominican Republic after fleeing the Lone Star State to avoid prosecution. The man allegedly fled after an investigation by the Texas Office of the Attorney General’ (OAG) human trafficking unit and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) led to an indictment against the man and a co-conspirator.


VIDEO: Texas AG Advances Human Trafficking Awareness

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and the Texas Attorney General is fighting the problem by educating people about the roles they can play in helping to spot and report the modern day slavery.


Texas Woman Charged for Pimping Teen on Backpage.com

A Texas woman has been charged with three counts of compelling prostitution and three counts for trafficking a child. Court documents say she pimped a 16-year-old girl by posting advertisements for escort services on Backpage.com.

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Backpage.com CEO Now in California to Face Pimping Charges

The CEO of Backpage.com agreed to immediate extradition to California after his arrest in Houston on money laundering and pimping charges. Carl Ferrer was taken into custody on Friday after he arrived at a Houston airport on a flight from Amsterdam. He is now in a California jail.


Texas Attorney General Arrests Backpage.com CEO — ‘Largest’ Promoter of Online Sex Trafficking

HOUSTON, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton made the highest-profile human trafficking bust in the Lone Star State’s history on Thursday afternoon. Backpage.com is set to be shutdown as a result. Paxton said that the victims that are sex trafficked include both voluntary and involuntary participants. The head of the organization, Carl Ferrer, has been arrested at a Houston airport.

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46 People Busted Including Teacher, Umpire in Waco Prostitution, Sex Trafficking Sting

Nearly fifty people were arrested in an online prostitution sting operation conducted in Waco, Texas, during the month of January. Snared in the trap were a teacher/coach and a semi-pro baseball umpire who was allegedly working as a driver/body guard for a prostitution and sex trafficking ring that was also busted in the operation.

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Bitcoin Pushing Credit Cards out of Thriving Sex Industry

With law enforcement going after online sex trafficking of minors with a vengeance, Bitcoin virtual currency is becoming the preferred coin of the realm for the sex industry. Police and the FBI have battled escort services for decades in an effort

Stop Selling Women: Backpage.com Getting Away with Sex-Trafficking

Stop Selling Women: Backpage.com Getting Away with Sex-Trafficking

Shocking information shows that for years now Backpage.com has been profiting from the exploitation of both women and children through their online classifieds system. But what is even more appalling is that, so far, the site has gone largely unpunished by law

Child Sex Trafficker Heads to Texas Prison

Child Sex Trafficker Heads to Texas Prison

25-year-old Alexander Johnson will spend 128 months in prison for sex trafficking a minor, according to reports from the FBI. He pled guilty to sex trafficking and transportation of a minor in December 2013. An FBI press release stated that U.S. District Judge

20-Year-Old Female Admits to Prostituting 15-Year-Old in Texas

20-Year-Old Female Admits to Prostituting 15-Year-Old in Texas

20-year-old Amber Doak of San Antonio pled guilty in federal court on Wednesday to one count of sex trafficking a 15-year-old female in August 2013. According to a criminal complaint obtained by Breitbart Texas, filed on September 1, 2013, the victim met 38-year-old Marcus