The feds have been cracking down on websites that cater to prostitution, with them most recently banning Backthe classified ad service long derided as the go-to hub for human trafficking, particularly in South Florida. That includes the popular mainstream classifieds website Craigslist, which shut down the personalwhere many prostitutes advertised in coded language.
The company was based in Dallas, although its bank s and computer servers are in Arizona, authorities say. The website offered free or low-cost classified for people renting rooms, selling cars or peddling used furniture. But it quickly became known as the most popular place for buying sex, with prostitutes buying cheap, frequent in cities across the world.
For some sex workers, the advent of sites such as Back and Craigslist cut out the dangerous pimps who took their money and forced them to work on dangerous streets, and allowed them to better screen clients. In Miami-Dade, posts on Back have resulted in many high-profile human trafficking cases.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimates that 74 percent of all its child-trafficking report last year was generated from Back.
Just over half of adult victims in recent Miami-Dade cases, and 40 percent of minor victims, were advertised on Back. Before being shut down, Back usually went hand in hand with prostitution or sex trafficking charges. Many South Florida prostitution cases start with a false ad set up by the police, followed by an unsuspecting individual answering that ad. The sting starts with an informant posing as a sex worker and arranging a secure meeting locations.
It usually ends when that unsuspecting person arrives to the deated meeting spot and is then charged with prostitution. Shutting down Back was done with the hopes of eliminating sex trafficking, but it appears that most of the on Back likely come from consenting prostitutes.
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