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California AG says Backpage.com CEO arrested on pimping charges
October 6, 2016 / 10:07 PM / 10 months ago

California AG says Backpage.com CEO arrested on pimping charges

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 6 (Reuters) - California's attorney general announced criminal charges on Thursday against the controlling shareholders of advertising website Backpage.com, and said Chief Executive Carl Ferrer has been arrested on felony charges including pimping of a minor.

Backpage.com has faced scrutiny from the U.S. Senate as well as civil lawsuits over allegations that the site facilitates sex trafficking, especially of children. (Reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Bernard Orr)

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