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.
|May 16, 2013||1||Prosecutors: Couple took in teen, forced her into prostitution to earn her keep|
|Apr 30, 2013||1||Atlanta woman sentenced for trafficking teenage girl for sex in several states|
|Feb 13, 2013||2||Clayton woman charged with trafficking teens for sex|
|Feb 1, 2013||1||Court: Man forced 14-year-old into prostitution|
|Nov 5, 2012||1||Duluth Man Indicted for Sex Trafficking a Minor|
|Sep 14, 2012||4||5 Atlanta men charged with rape, sex trafficking|
|Aug 3, 2011||2||Atlanta Man Sentenced for Sex Trafficking of Minors|
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.