Wagner, McCaskill Ask Justice Department To Investigate Backpage’s Sex Advertising
Wagner, McCaskill ask Justice Department to investigate Backpage’s sex advertising
WASHINGTON • U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner and Sen. Claire McCaskill are asking the Department of Justice to investigate the online site Backpage for what Wagner says was “knowingly advertising and financially benefiting from participation in sex trafficking.”
Their requests, which were made separately with colleagues in the House and Senate, come on the heels of a Washington Post story that cites an unrelated Kansas City lawsuit alleging that a contractor for the website solicits and creates sex ads for Backpage.
The site, which has been the target of multiple congressional and legal initiatives, says it is merely a host of …