The indictment Monday said it was implausible for Backpage.com to contend such ads were offering lawful escort services.
Among other claims, the report said that Backpage.com was editing the language on its site to strip out terms that were related to underage girls before the ads were posted in the adult section.
The UK edition had carried dozens of sex service ads at the time of its closure, according to Reuters.
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who was the lead Republican on a Senate investigation into Backpage called the action "overdue" and said it was good news for victims.
One charity said the move only partially addressed the problem.
After the Feds swooped on the Backpage.com website on Friday, they promised to outline why.
Prosecutors say the founders of the online classified advertising site Backpage.com should have to post bail, wear electronic monitors and detail their financial holdings if they want to be released from jail while facing dozens of counts of money laundering and facilitating prostitution. Lacey and Vaught made their first court appearance in a closed proceeding the day they were arrested, according to the newly unsealed case records.
However, Newsweek points out that with Backpage's closing, sex traffickers will likely search for other avenues to exploit people, while making it harder for consenting sex workers to find work. President Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law this week.
Some sites have already taken counter-measures.
Digital rights advocates have, however, raised concerns, suggesting the new law will "hinder online freedom of expression".
The man said he when he was working at Backpage.com in 2008 and 2009, he was about 21 years old, and he said he was not fully aware of the human sex trafficking industry. But a letter provided to the committee before the hearing said the site and its employees "agree that human trafficking is abhorrent and should be eradicated" and that it "has spent thousands of hours and millions of dollars" working with law enforcement to fight trafficking.
The individuals are not being directly charged with commercial sex exploitation, but Backpage's involvement in facilitating prostitution was "no mistake" the official said, adding that the site turned a "blind eye" to sex trafficking that resulted from ads on the web pages.
Also Tuesday, China filed a WTO challenge against Trump's earlier tariff hike on steel and aluminum in a separate dispute. Among low and middle-income countries, China indeed has some of the highest tariffs imposed on imported medicine.
Now world number one Nadal must beat world number four Alexander Zverev if Spain are to avoid defeat in the last eight. And he is hoping to take his second point for Spain this week as they battle back from 2-1 down against Germany.
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Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o is the 18th film in the superhero movie franchise dubbed the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Black Panther will be screen in 600-seat cinema in in Riyadh's King Abdullah Financial District.
President Donald Trump hailed the University of Alabama football team's "win for the ages" in their latest championship season. Alabama is certainly happy things didn't work out for the 66-year-old in the NFL, as it's won five national titles since 2009.
Charlotte Flair and Asuka put on a fantastic display of pro wrestling with brilliant athleticism involved. But in a couple of major twists, Lesnar easily destroyed and defeated Reigns to retain his championship.
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T-Mobile and Sprint, the third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers in the U.S. , are talking once again about a possible merger. According to The Wall Street Journal , T-Mobile and Sprint are now "at the preliminary stage" regarding the deal.
A person is dead in an officer-involved shooting Saturday evening in Southeast Portland, the police bureau said. The officers have been placed on administrative assignment and their names will be released in the coming days.
Trump talks with Britain's May on Syria
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Supreme Court rebukes Centre over Cauvery water verdict
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New Ford Focus Unveiled!
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