250 Minors Sex-Trafficked
on Village Voice's Backpage.com
Village Voice Media's Backpage.com has an 80% market-share for prostitution ads in the US.
It is the biggest forum for sex trafficking of under-age girls in the United States.
|Jun 5, 2012||2||Backpage.com: Doorway to sex trafficking?|
|May 25, 2012||1||Phoenix PD bust man with prostitution ad on Backpage.com|
|May 19, 2012||1||Adult services ads are targeted|
|Oct 21, 2011||1||2 accused in Arizona child prostitution case involving 15-year-old girl|
|Jun 16, 2011||1||Police: Glendale woman acted as pimp for 17-year-old girl|
|Sep 8, 2010||1||Four Men Indicted for Trafficking Young Women and Girls for Sex|
|May 13, 2010||1||Female teens 'pimped out' 14-year-old runaway on website|
These calculations are low estimates. Some reports say only "minors" and not how many; we assume 2 as a conservative estimate.
Also, this is only the number or MINORS trafficked. The total amount of illegal prostitution transacted on Backpage.com,
including sex-trafficked adults, cannot even be guessed at, as it is only the minors who make the news.