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Washington Supreme Court To hear Backpage.com Case

The Washington Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a case filed by three sex trafficking victims who say the website Backpage.com helps promote the exploitation of children.

CBS Seattle–10/21/2014

Attorney General Bob Ferguson is urging passage of the Stop Advertising Victims Exploitation Act, or SAVE Act, a bill targeting sex trafficking on the Internet. (Photo credit should read JOCHEN LUEBKE/AFP/Getty Images)

Attorneys General Target Internet Sex Trafficking

Attorney General Bob Ferguson is urging passage of the Stop Advertising Victims Exploitation Act, or SAVE Act, a bill targeting sex trafficking on the Internet.

10/20/2014

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Two Men Get Federal Prison For Backpage.com Sex Trafficking

The U.S. Attorney’s office says two men who used Backpage.com to advertise sex with women have been sentenced to federal prison on sex trafficking convictions.

12/01/2012

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Three Washington Teenagers Sue Backpage.com

Three Washington teenagers who say they were sold online for sex have sued the website Backpage.com, accusing the website owners of enabling their exploitation.

07/29/2012

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Judge Temporarily Blocks Wash. Sex-Trafficking Law

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked enforcement of a new Washington state law that would require classified advertising companies to verify the ages of people in sex-related advertisements.

06/06/2012

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Escort Site Sues State Over Law Verifying Ages Of People In Sex-Related Ads

The website Backpage.com sued the state of Washington on Monday, saying a new law that would require classified advertising companies to verify the ages of people in sex-related advertisements is invalid, even if it has a laudable goal.

06/05/2012

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