The internet has become the favorite place to sell women for sex, according to a CNN report. Now there is a national campaign against Craigslist and its popular “adult services” section. Police and anti- sex trafficking groups are pushing to end the “adult services” ads, arguing that underage girls are being exploited.
“Craigslist is like the Wal-Mart of online sex trafficking right now in this country,” said Andrea Powell of the anti-trafficking group The Fair Fund. Watch CNN reporter Amber Lyon grill Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, about sex ad’s on his site.
Atlanta is a hub of child prostitution. As we reported back in June an estimated 7,200 men are paying for sex with teenage girls every month in the Atlanta area. The group called A Future Not a Past is leading a campaign against the child sex trade in North Georgia.