AG’s To Craigslist: End Adult Services
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has joined 16 other Attorneys General in a letter to Craigslist calling on them to remove the controversial Adult Services section from their site. Craig Carper reports.
The letter calls the Adult Services section of Craigslist a haven for prostitution, as well as adult and child sex trafficking. In 2008, a group of Attorneys General formed an agreement with Craigslist that called for the website to increase monitoring of suspicious posts, as well as enhancing cooperation with local law enforcement. Brian Gottstein, spokesman for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, says there has been no discernable improvement since that agreement was made.
Gottstein: Our computer crimes division keeps an eye on this kind of stuff. I’m looking right now at an ad locally and it's talking about looking for a homeless white female. People are trading sex for rooms, sometimes children are involved. A public statement was issued to alert the public. Maybe the public can pressure Craigslist to either monitor this site and get rid of the illegal stuff or shut down the adult services section totally.
Craigslist was founded in 1995 and is now the world’s largest online classified forum.