Officials Say Backpage.com Helps Them Find Sex Traffic Victims

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Authorities in Stillwater, Mn., have rescued five sex-trafficking victims aged 13 through 17 in recent months by combing through classified ads for “escorts” on Backpage.com, reports the Wall Street Journal. Clues in photos accompanying ads were sometimes obvious, officials said: teddy bears, toys, stuffed animals. With more than 20,000 escort ads appearing on Backpage this year . . .

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