Postponing Inevitable Can’t Save Backpage Bosses

In news breaking yesterday, it’s being reported that sentencing has been postponed until July 2020 for two Backpage.com managers convicted in cases that accuse the site of turning a blind eye to the rampant sex trafficking their online classified platform facilitated. Prosecutors intend to clearly demonstrate through key witnesses and damning internal company emails

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You’re Getting What You Deserve

We reported about the ugly story of another Backpage ‘monster’, Erin Graham from Madison Wisconsin. In our last article we highlighted the manipulation common among both the pimps who used the site and the crime bosses who ran it.

For example, Graham would regularly tell his girlfriend, Patience Moore, to act as a

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The Worst Kind of Monsters

What should be clear to anyone paying attention to the barrage of Backpage stories the media has been running with lately is that sex trafficking (of the sort Backpage’s diabolical co-creators Lacey and Larkin popularized, and shameless toady Tony Ortega defended publicly) is a heartless crime.

And indeed when a man

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Tony Ortega: Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

Recently here at the blog we took a deep dive into the timeline of the government’s case against Backpage and all the sordid twists and turns its heartless founders, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, attempted in order to throw authorities off their trail.

Today a reader of this blog alerted to us a

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Unanimous Jury Convicts Bronx Pimp

Today’s story about a Bronx man should come with a warning. If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time you probably understand by now that stories about Backpage have a way of constantly outdoing themselves. Each true account of its victims seems more depraved than the last.

Today’s story is

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De Facto Life Sentencing Begins for Backpage Pimps

Backpage may be dead but like something out of a bad horror movie, it continues to terrorize from beyond the grave.

A man accused of running a prostitution ring out of two spas in Billings, Montana will admit one charge and see three others dropped as part of a plea deal.

Scott

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How Texas Just Became Backpage’s Worst Nightmare

We’ve been taking an in-depth look in recent weeks at the government’s federal case against Backpage and the soulless monsters who built a child sex trafficking empire. Increasingly we’re seeing individual states filing their own charges and taking their own stands against these evil doers.

One such state working hard to ensure the

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Backpage: Incessant Acts of Brutality

We’ve spent a good deal of time looking at the history of the government’s case against Backpage. It’s been something of tsunami of information as seen from from our 10,000 foot view of the sordid story of the rise and fall of Backpage. Today we dive back into the gritty details left in its

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Backpage and Tony Ortega: Turning A Blind Eye

For all the forward movement we have seen in the government’s coming case against the Backpage it is important to remember that while the horrific duo Michael Lacey and James Larkin and their team of villainous propagandists like Tony Ortega have had their dark dreams of building a platform to cash in on the

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Backpage: A Frozen Asset’s Chance in Hell

“The people I work for were smart enough to start Backpage.com.” – Tony Ortega

In a just world, the seizure of Backpage by the Feds in 2017 should have been the knock-out blow to online sex trafficking. Instead, the endless game of whack-a-mole continues as we await upcoming court hearings on the matter.

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