Senate Permanent Subcommittee of Investigations released a report that accused the website of knowingly facilitating child sex trafficking.
Backkpage notice did not characterize or provide any information about the nature of the houston. A recent crackdown by the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office landed 21 people under arrest in connection with an undercover sex sting.
The "notorious" Dallas-based website is considered the largest advertiser of adult escort services in the United States. A notice appeared informing users of the website's seizure by the Backpagf.
Authorities said advertising related to those services were "extremely lucrative. The site also had listings for adult escorts and other sexual services.
Back has been the subject of recent Senate hearings into its classifiedwhich often promote escort services. Carl Ferrer was taken into custody following a t investigation by the Texas and California attorneys general.
Ferrer's partners are also named in the arrest warrant. In Decemberthe state of California filed pimping and money laundering charges against Ferrer and former Back owners Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin.
Last month, the Supreme Court refused to block a Senate subpoena seeking backpage on how Back screens for possible sex trafficking!