Classified ads website CEO arrested over sex trafficking allegations

Oct 7, 2016

Classified ads website CEO arrested over sex trafficking allegations

Carl Ferrer, chief executive of the advertising website Backpage.com, was arrested on Thursday on criminal charges including pimping, as authorities investigate the company, which has been accused of facilitating sex trafficking of minors. The attorneys general of Texas and California said in a statement ...

Jul 1, 2016

U.K. should legalize brothels, parliamentary watchdog says

Sex workers in England and Wales should not face criminal charges for soliciting and brothels should be legalized, a British parliamentary group said on Friday, calling for local prostitution laws to be overhauled. Countries have been divided over the best way to deal with ...

France passes law that punishes prostitutes' clients

Apr 7, 2016

France passes law that punishes prostitutes' clients

French lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill against prostitution and sex trafficking that bans buying sex, not selling it. Customers will face fines and be made to attend awareness classes on the harms of the sex trade. The legislation, which passed 64-12 in the ...