Another Backpage Loss Undermines Tony Ortega’s Lies

It’s been a turbulent few months for Tony Ortega’s former Backpage Bosses, James Larkin and Michael Lacey.

As court battle losses for Backpage and its malfeasance continue to mount before ‘the bosses’ own much anticipated trial, we can now add one more notable blow undermining Tony Ortega’s paper-thin defense of the whole Backpage criminal empire.

This week a Brooklyn man became the  last of 19 people convicted for their roles in sex trafficking girls and young women in the state child welfare system, which included several girls from a residential treatment center.

In the case of Hubert Dupigny, 36, who was convicted by a federal jury this past week, he recruited two minors when they were living in foster care facilities or homes in New York City, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman’s office said in a statement Friday.

From August 2016 through May 2017, Dupigny used Backpage to post advertisements of the two minors for sex  and directed them to meet customers to engage in sex at an abandoned home in Brooklyn, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

In December 2018, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced charges, brought through eight indictments, against  19 defendants. The prosecution said it involved sex trafficking of at least 20 girls and young adults in the state’s social services system.

At least nine of the victims were girls at Hawthorne Cedar Knolls  Residential Treatment Center  in Mount Pleasant. The  center for troubled youths closed  in 2018.

As Attorney Berman said in his statement, “Dupigny recruited girls who were in foster care, then sexually exploited them for financial profit. Such predatory conduct is repugnant and, as the jury found, deserving of a guilty verdict.”

Who are you going to believe, the overwhelming number of Backpage convection statistics  or renown Backpage apologist Tony Ortega?

And speaking of repugnant predatory conduct deserving of a guilty verdict, when are we going to get to see Tony Ortega subpoenaed?

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