Sold For Sex on the Web

It’s a website where you can look for a job, find a roommate or purchase anything from concert tickets to pet supplies to furniture.

Backpage.com is also the biggest marketplace on the Internet where women and girls are being bought and sold. The adult section on Backpage.com hosts more than 20,000 prostitution ads a day, and about three dozen daily in southern Colorado. The ages listed are always 18 and over, but some of photos tell a different story. There are documented cases of underage girls being sold on the site.

Learn more at Lindsay Watts’ KRDO New sarticle: Children sold for sex on the web.

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