Craigslist Sued For Selling Sex

“Craigslist is the single largest source of prostitution in the nation.”  That according to an Illinois sheriff who filed a lawsuit against Craigslist on Thursday. 

Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart sued the owners of the classified ad site in US District Court for facilitating prostitution by failing to block blatant offers to trade sex for money.

“Missing children, runaways, abused women and women trafficked in from foreign countries are routinely forced to have sex with strangers because they’re being pimped on Craigslist.”

–AFP

Read the rest:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090305/t
s_alt_afp/uscrimeinternetcraigslist_20090
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From CNN:
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/CRIME
/03/05/craigs.list.prostitution/index.html

In an e-mailed statement, craigslist told CNN it had not seen Dart’s complaint but that “craigslist is an extremely unwise choice for those intent on committing crimes, since criminals inevitably leave an electronic trail to themselves that law enforcement officers will follow.”

“On a daily basis, we are being of direct assistance to police departments and federal authorities nationwide,” spokeswoman Susan McTavish said.

A man walks past the office of online site Craigslist in San ... 
A man walks past the office of online site Craigslist in San Francisco, California, in 2006. An Illinois sheriff filed a lawsuit against Craigslist.com on Thursday calling the popular website the largest source of prostitution in the United States.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Justin Sullivan)
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