Yakima personal sex ads
Activists calling for the site to shutter its adult classifieds section on the grounds that it promotes sex trafficking -- like New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof -- have seized on research from Advanced Interactive Media Group (AIM) showing that across a handful of sites carrying prostitution ads, 70 percent come from Backpage.Another significant finding from the organization is that the site's parent company, Village Voice Media, makes million from such ads.Charging papers in the case allege he was the driver of a vehicle which brought a female to a commissioned undercover operative at the truck stop, a female who allegedly agreed to charge 0 for “full sex”. Campagnola’s criminal history includes 13 felony convictions, including two strike offenses, that date back to the year 2000.He was just released from prison around March 15, according to Meagher.Again and again, critics of the site trot out these, and similar, statistics drawn from AIM research -- but the organization’s latest study highlights just how far online prostitution spans beyond Backpage.In fact, the first lines of the report return to the supposedly resolved issue of sex ads on Craigslist: "Prostitution ads are back on Craigslist.
One of the arrestees, a 37-year-old from Spanaway, was booked into the Lewis County Jail. Campagnola was charged in Lewis County Superior Court yesterday with two felonies: second-degree promoting prostitution and possession of methamphetamine. He told officers when he was interviewed they were both meth addicts and homeless and she earned all the money by hustling, Lewis County Chief Deputy Criminal Prosecutor Brad Meagher wrote in charging documents.
He was ordered held without bail because he got mouthy in front of the judge, according to Meagher. Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza said in a press release that Tuesday’s work was an example of the great working partnerships among law enforcement in the area.
“This operation allowed us the ability to reach out and offer support and resources to victims, and hold those who facilitate these crimes accountable for their actions,” Snaza stated.
In addition, AIM found sex ads on mainstream sites like Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter.
Mostly, these ads come in the form of Facebook pages, blog posts or tweets advertising an escort service or individual sex workers.
Backpage and Craigslist are just two sites, and both have taken pretty aggressive steps to eliminate ads involving trafficking in children." The AIM report doesn't look specifically at the existence of trafficking ads, as opposed to general sex ads, but as anti-trafficking activists have told me, they see the two as inseparable.