246 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.
|Sep 11, 2012||3||Iowa City Man & Woman Accused of Sex-Trafficking|
|Jul 17, 2012||1||Des Moines police find missing teen during prostitution sting|
|May 24, 2012||1||Feds: Sex trafficking ring used Backpage.com ads|
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.