Feds Shut Down Backpage.com Over Lucrative Sex Ad Posts, Owner Michael Lacey’s Home Raided
Thank you, Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Human trafficking is a huge problem that nobody really wants to talk about.
Vile disgusting perverts. Using the term “amber alert” to troll for children is probably the most disgusting thing I’ve read in a very long while.
No punishment can be near enough to make up for the innocent lives of children that they have completely destroyed and forever changed.
Federal case in Phoenix: 93-count indictment, seven defendants. https://t.co/0FxWnUx3UT shut down. Feds allege it allowed prostitution to flourish and netted founders $500 million since 2004. #FOX10Phoenix @gbrownfox10 @BKFox10 pic.twitter.com/L1Gjy8CyN6
— Steve Krafft Fox 10 (@SKrafftFox10) April 7, 2018
The FBI confirmed Friday that agents raided the Sedona home of Michael Lacey, the founder of Backpage.com.
The website has been seized and shut down by the FBI. Backpage.com is a classifieds website that has been under investigation for years for claims that the site facilitates child sex trafficking on their adult ads page.
The Department of Justice says the site has earned $500 million in revenue from prostitution since it was created.
The site allows users to post ads for ‘escorts’ and investigators say the ads are actually for underage girls.
A report released by a U.S. Senate subcomittee in early 2017 stated that the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s data indicates that 73 percent of the child-trafficking reports it receives were related to Backpage.com. More
The website Backpage.com was seized by the government on Friday, evidenced by law enforcement’s post plastered across the site’s homepage. Founder Michael Lacey’s Arizona home was raided the same day, according to the Phoenix FBI.
Lacey’s attorney confirmed to The Arizona Republic that he’s facing a 93-count indictment.
Backpage is a site similar to Craigslist, where users can post apartment ads, sell items, and seek job applications. But they’ve gained a reputation for turning a blind eye to ads for escort services, which has earned the ire of politicians and activists. More
The MSM called Roseanne Barr a conspiracy theorist just last week for believing Trump’s FBI was cracking down on this stuff. Wondering if they will even report this story?
I said the
3 weeks ago THE @FBI
Is about to be #BadAss
— RickOhio (@RickOhioImBack) April 7, 2018
Sex marketplace Backpagecom shut down by Fed authorities and the owner arrested! This is fantastic news! Many underage girls trafficed there https://t.co/s5Z1U4CFOc
— Liney (@LineyRvS) April 7, 2018