Girls Sue Backpage.com, Say They Were Sold For Sex

The civil filings are the latest in a growing list of legal troubles for Backpage.com executives, who face arraignment Feb. 9 in Sacramento on 39 criminal counts brought by prosecutors of money laundering, pimping, pandering and conspiracy connected to alleged sex trafficking and child sex trafficking.

Why Do We Criminalize Young Victims of Sex Trafficking?

A California law effective this month bars prosecutors from charging minors with prostitution. But the practice of bringing juveniles who have been victims of commercial sexual exploitation into court happens more often than we would expect in many parts of the country.