Unconscionable Pimps: Tony Ortega and The Backpage

In our last piece we introduced you to Tony Ortega’s boss Carl Ferrer, the longtime CEO of the infamous Backpage under-age sex ring operation.

We’ve explained how helping sex traffickers and prostitutes avoid detection by law enforcement through their phony “posting rules” and “content requirements.” What is now being revealed in the

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Meet Tony Ortega’s Former Sex-selling Boss Carl Ferrer

Defendant Carl Ferrer, who has been the CEO of Backpage for many years, personally helped one sex trafficker ensure that his sex trafficking ads would be posted on the website after the Backpage locked his account for posting an ad for sex.

As previously reported this sex trafficker went by the username “Urban

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That Time Ortega Lied To Everyone About Having “Full” Court Documents

Over the past week we’ve been busy poring over full court documents related to the plethora of cases filed against Tony Ortega’s former employers, the sex-trafficking kingpins of the Backpage website.

Wading through legal filings, to say nothing of what it takes to acquire them in full, takes time, effort and thoughtful consideration. Maybe that’s

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Backpage Has Blood On Its Hands

We’ve been discussing the lawsuits, the sex-trafficking, the selling of children for sex Tony Ortega supported and condoned during his time as Editor in Chief of the Village Voice owned and controlled by the owners of Backpage.com.

Behind all the salacious sex abuses Tony Ortega is responsible for there remain more

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Bring Tony Ortega to Justice

On August 17, 2018,Dan Hyer, Sales and Marketing Director of Backpage.com pleaded guilty to conspiring to facilitate prostitution, Hyer participated in a scheme to give free ads to prostitutes in a bid to drive business to Backpage. Hyer is yet another Backpage employee to plead guilty. He will be sentenced in November 2018.

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How The Backpage Fooled No One

Yesterday we wrote about the unique case currently underway in Florida courts brought by Florida Abolitionists, Inc. It alleges Backpage knowingly broke human trafficking laws and caused tremendous drains on the resources of the agency in its fight to end modern human slavery.

Interestingly, the lawsuit makes explicit mention of an attempted ruse pulled by

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Tony Ortega, The Propaganda Face of Backpage.com

Florida Abolitionist, Inc. is a non-profit organization in Orlando, Florida with a mission to combat and end human trafficking and other forms of modern day human slavery. It provides direct services to trafficked adults and children.

In a new lawsuit, Florida Abolitionist has filed against the men behind Backpage, it alleges

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How Tony Ortega Got His Salary From Child Sex Trafficking

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Anthony “Tony” Ortega

After Backpage.com created the marketplace, Tony Ortega helped sex traffickers create and develop the content of their ads on the site so they could profit from each ad.

When law enforcement began to scrutinize the illegal activity occurring on Backpage, Ortega’s bosses

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Backpage, Tony Ortega and The Company You Keep

Over the past decade or more, marketing for prostitution began to migrate to the Internet, as website operators have sought to enable buyers and sellers of sex to maintain their anonymity and minimize the risk of detection by law enforcement.

Named for the infamous “Back Page” of the Village Voice newspaper, Backpage.com became the

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The Normalization of Underage Prostitution

By the time the Feds shutdown Tony Ortega’s former employers’s Backpage.com, it was largest source of online human sex trafficking in the United States.This chilling fact, seemingly the one subject upon which Tony Ortega is conspicuously silent, is not disputed.

That Backpage conspirators generated $135 million in revenue, the vast majority of

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