Share |

Cordray Asks Another Website to Remove Adult Services Ads

Joins with other attorneys general to focus on Backpage.com, a classified ad website
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – In a letter to attorneys for Backpage.com, Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray and 20 other state attorneys general request that the website take down its adult services section.
The letter comes on the heels of a similar request to Craigslist.com, which resulted in the removal of its adult services section earlier this month.
"We know that human traffickers are using classified advertising websites to promote the prostitution of their victims," said Cordray. "Turning a blind eye to this very obvious avenue of criminal conduct, as many of these websites have done, is a shameful act in and of itself."
State attorneys general from Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia also signed the letter.
To review the letter in full, visit www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/BackpageLetter.