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 9, 2013||1||Local man arrested for human trafficking|
|Mar 21, 2013||1||S.A. woman accused of luring teen into world of online prostitution|
|Mar 5, 2013||1||Two North Texans charged with sex trafficking appear in federal court|
|Aug 17, 2012||2||Local man charged with sex trafficking of children|
|Jun 11, 2012||1||After sting, more demands to shut down Backpage.com adult section|
|Apr 13, 2012||1||Man arrested in forced prostitution of 14-year-old|
|Jul 6, 2011||1||Houston woman accused of forcing teen into life of prostitution|
|May 6, 2011||1||Sex Trafficker Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison|
|Oct 20, 2010||1||Couple accused of luring teen into prostitution|
|Apr 27, 2010||1||Additional charges planned for couple in teen prostitution bust|
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.