Website Thought To have Ties To Human Trafficking Seized

The Department of Justice has seized Backpage.com and all affiliated accounts.

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, who has been vocal on the website released a statement saying

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“This is great news for survivors, advocates, and law enforcement in Missouri and across the country, but it’s also long-overdue, and further proof of why our bipartisan legislation is so critical. State and local law enforcement need this bill to enable them to take swift action against websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking of children online, and to stop the next Backpage long before another website can claim so many innocent victims.”

Backpage.com has been accused of having ties to sex trafficking.

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