Groups from around the country have protested and encouraged boycotts

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By: JJ Hensley, Arizona Republic

Excerpt: "Backpage.com, an online-classified site owned by alternative-media conglomerate Village Voice Media, whose holdings include the PhoenixNew Times, has garnered national attention for publishing such ads. In response, groups from around the country have protested and encouraged boycotts of businesses that advertise with the media company."

Case #182, 183 - Illinois man faces teen prostitution charge

St. Louis , MO|Sex-Trafficking Minors|Add Comment
By: ROBERT PATRICK, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

An Illinois man faces a federal charge after being accused of trying to prostitute two minors online.

Reginald Williams, 28, was arrested last week after St. Louis County police caught him in a sting, according to charging documents filed Monday.

Collinsville police originally received a tip Sept. 12 that Williams was prostituting a 16-year-old missing girl on the website Backpage.com, as well as another girl who turned out to be 17, according to an affidavit filed in court by FBI Special Agent Nikki Badolato.

Case #178 - 181 - Five Atlanta men charged with rape, sex trafficking

Atlanta, GA|Sex-Trafficking Minors|Add Comment
By: Kate Brumback, Augusta Chronicle

Five gang members repeatedly raped four teenage girls, forced them to have sex for money at Atlanta-area hotels and beat one of the teens almost daily, federal authorities said.

Save Yourself, Tony.

New York, NY|Village Voice Pimps|Add Comment
By: Burt Kozloff , thedailycannibal.com

"It just keeps getting worse, Tony. And it won't stop."

Village Voice Deathwatch 9.14.12

Dear Mr. Ortega:

For years now, you have been defending your company, Village Voice Media, for operating  backpage.com, by far the nation’s largest online trafficker in child prostitution.  You have excused this abomination with the lamest of arguments, all of which we have cited here for two years now.

Case #175, 176 & 177 - Iowa City Man & Woman Accused of Sex-Trafficking

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By: Vanessa Miller, kcrg.com

A brother and sister from Iowa City, along with an Ohio man, have been arrested on suspicion of federal sex-trafficking charges after investigators found evidence they took three minor girls from Iowa City to Chicago for prostitution purposes.

Malik McKee, 20, and his sister Shuntina McKee, 23, both of Iowa City and formerly of Country Club Hills, Ill., were arrested Monday in Iowa City, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Illinois.

Case #173 - Minneapolitans Take No Crap

Minneapolis, MN|Sex-Trafficking Minors|Add Comment
By: Arrest Report

Minneapolis Police sergeant Grant Snyder arguably has made more Village Voice Backpage pimp arrests than any law enforcement officer in the country.

If any law enforcement agency could let us know of any officer anywhere who has made close to the number of Sergeant Snyder’s arrests, we would appreciate it.  Otherwise, until notified, Sergeant Snyder is the unofficial, undisputed champion of Backpage.com arrests.


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