Five women have been arrested in New York after soliciting their sexual services on the online classified site Backpage.com.
Authorities say undercover cops set up an online sting by going to Backpage and arranging dates with the women at a local motel.
The women arrested were Mary Hayhurst, 35; Charise Shaw, 29; Deanna Olmstead, 21; and another unnamed woman.
Jessica Bennett, 19, is facing additional charges of endangering the welfare of a child, as she brought a 15-year-old girl along who was also engaging in prostitution.
You can police Craigslist all you want, but that won’t stop people from seeking pursuing illegal activities on the myriad of other online classified sites that exist today.
- Backpage.com….It’s Your Turn To Stop (blueguardian.wordpress.com)
- Geebo.com Challenges Backpage, Online Classifieds to Keep Ads Safe (news.change.org)