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.
|Jan 9, 2013||1||Online prostitution stings in Joplin turning up runaways|
|Sep 17, 2012||2||Illinois man faces teen prostitution charge|
|Jun 26, 2012||1||Two accused of prostituting teen|
|Jun 8, 2012||1||Illinois man accused of prostituting teen|
|Jun 14, 2011||1||Couple admit prostituting teen runaway found in St. Louis|
|Sep 16, 2010||1||Girl Forced Into Prostitution Sues Village Voice Over Sex 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.