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Liz McDougall breaks her silence, Mike Lacey bribes?, and Carl Ferrer is held without bond: The latest on Backpage

Liz McDougall breaks her silence, Mike Lacey bribes?, and Carl Ferrer is held without bond: The latest on Backpage

Backpage attorney Liz Mcougall has finally commented on the arrest of Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer on pimping charges. This past week she had the following to say… The attorney for Backpage.com is blasting the raid on the online classified ad portal’s Dallas headquarters and the arrest of chief executive Carl Ferrer as “an election year …

Village Voice Media to spin off Backpage

Village Voice newspaper chain to split from controversial ad site: In a surprising move, surprising to me anyway, Village Voice Media has decided to split Backpage off into its own company. This will result in a new company called Voice Media Group to handle the newspapers while Backpage continues to make money off of the …

Licensing and zoning more important than sex trafficking

2 women post $10K bail on new Oxford massage parlor charges: This is an article from the Worcester Telegram about Lanyun Ma, 42, and Wei Ma, 22, who were both charged with human trafficking while running a backpage advertised massage parlor in Oxford, Mass. However instead of focusing on the horrors of human sex trafficking …

WA backpage pimp charged with child rape

Charge: Online pimp rented out, raped runaway girl: 29-year-old David J. Anderson of Yakima, Washington has not only been charged in King County for allegedly prostituting a 14-year-old girl on the Village Voice Media owned Backpage.com but he’s also been charged with raping the girl as well. When Anderson was arrested by the King County …

Da M.O.B. charged with trafficking teens on da Backpage

Men charged with pimping teens in Atlanta area: Alleged gang members plead not guilty to sex trafficking: Alleged members of Atlanta-based gang Da M.O.B. are accused of raping and prostituting girls as young as 14. They allegedly used the Village Voice Media owned Backpage.com to turn out the girls. Those charged are Fabian Terran Murray, …

Backpage rapists busted in Florida

Police: Men held prostitutes at gunpoint, refused to pay them: The headline more than betrays the actual crime in my opinion. In Altamonte Springs, Florida police arrested Corey Manuel, 21, and Branden Johnson, 20, for allegedly using the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com to find prostitutes, holding them at gunpoint, forcing them to have sex …

Minneapolis woman charged with Backpage child prostitution

2 runaways are found via sex ads on website: Dead behind the eyes meth face up there is 29-year-old Meranda L. Warborg of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She’s been charged with assisting others in prostituting two teenage runaways on the Village Voice Media owned Backpage.com. The girls, ages 15 and 17, ran away from Eau Claire Wisconsin …

3 teen sex trafficking victims sue Backpage (From the mouth of Liz McDougall IV)

Backpage.com led to exploitation, says suit involving 2 Pierce girls: 3 Washington teenagers sue Backpage.com: Speaking of Backpage, Washington and lawsuits, because we were you know, three teenage girls from Washington State are suing the Village Voice Media owned Backpage.com. The suit alleges that Backpage did little or nothing to prevent the girls from being …

Internet Archive supports Backpage sex trafficking

US Judge Grants Injunction in Backpage.com Lawsuit: Last week a federal judge granted an injunction against a Washington state law that would require sites like Backpage to verify the ages of the women being advertised in their adult section. The decision U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez issued Friday stops the law from taking effect …

Kent, WA couple charged with being Backpage child pimps

Charge: Kent woman, boyfriend pimped girls online: Prosecutors charge Kent couple for pimping girls: Earlier this month police in Kent, Washington arrested 44-year-old Altesa Bernice Turner and her 32-year-old boyfriend, Bernard Demond Watkins, for allegedly prostituting underage girls on the Village Voice Media owned Backpage.com. Three of the girls were ages 15, 16 and 17. …

Teens pimped out for weed on Backpage

St. Paul men accused of prostituting 2 teen girls: 25-year-old Giorgio J. Baymon and 24-year-old Brandon D. Barnes, both of St. Paul, were arrested for allegedly pimping out two underage girls in nearby Eagan, Minnesota on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com. The pair allegedly picked up a 17-year-old girl from her high school and …

Oregon runaway found on Backpage in Iowa

Des Moines police find missing teen during prostitution sting: Police in Des Moines, Iowa discovered that a 16-year-old runaway girl from Oregon was allegedly being pimped out on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com. Arrested for this act was 22-year-old Atlantis Carter of Waukegan, Illinois and 24-year-old Erika Hart of Honolulu, Hawaii. While I’m glad …

From the mouth of Liz McDougall III

So what do you think? Should I give Liz McDougall’s picture the Jim Buckmaster treatment? Girl at another Florida foster home also lured into prostitution: This article from the Miami Herald is about a 16-year-old girl at a foster home who was lured away and allegedly turned out on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com …

Georgia drag queen killed in botched Backpage robbery

Nearby Sandy Springs: Man Killed in Dunwoody Contacted Via Backpage.com: Suspect arrested in slaying of Atlanta drag queen: Police in Dunwoody, Georgia have arrested 20-year-old Christopher Williams in the shooting death of 30-year-old Roberto Calderon-Guzman. Calderon-Guzman was known around some Atlanta circles as drag queen Noxy Cassandra Calderon. The article from GA Voice seems to …