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.


Date # Minors Article
2 Bremerton police break up commercial sex ring involving minor victims
2 Prosecutors: Seattle man started pimping girl at age 11
1 Man Charged For Prostituting and Rape of a Minor
1 Tacoma man, teen girlfriend charged with prostituting teen on Backpage.com
2 Pierce Co. prosecutors: man pimped out two teenage girls
2 Des Moines man to spend 32 years in prison for guard attack; sex trafficking
3 Convicted Tacoma man faces up to life in prison for sex trafficking
1 Warrant issued for Pierce County man charged with prostituting teenage girls
1 2 men charged in rape, teen pimping cases
1 Man Accused In Prostitution Of Teen In Watertown
1 Charge: Online pimp rented out, raped runaway girl
3 Charge: Kent woman, boyfriend pimped girls online
1 Tacoma Felon Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Human Trafficking
2 Bail $50K for Tacoma woman who allegedly let girls be prostitutes
2 Seatac Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Sex Trafficking
1 Website accused of allowing pimps to sell kids into prostitution
1 Critics slam Backpage.com at legislative hearing
1 Federal grant helps Snohomish County target child-sex trade
1 Backpage used for sexual abuse of a minor
1 Charge: 19-year-old Seattle woman pimped girl
4 Kennewick police uncover alleged prostitution ring
1 Convicted Seattle pimp who fled during trial sentenced to 26 years
1 Man accused of pimping uses drug dealing as defense, awaits verdict Wednesday

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.