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Miami Herald | The ‘Adult’ Section Might be Closed But Miami Sex Workers Still on the Job

(02/02/2017) Despite intense police and government scrutiny of the website — which last month led Backpage’s operators to shutter its notorious “adult” section while complaining about government censorship — the reality is that not much has changed. The world’s oldest profession continues to openly ply its trade in South Florida and elsewhere. [ . . . ]

“It would be a mistake for investigators or prosecutors to assume that trafficking will decrease because of the shutdown of Backpage’s escort ads,” said Jane Anderson, a former Miami-Dade assistant state attorney who now works for AEquitas, an anti-human trafficking resource organization for prosecutors.

“In fact, investigators and prosecutors must now be even more proactive and resourceful to uncover trafficking that is occurring on lesser known websites, including other areas of Backpage.”

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