“Talking Points: Child Sex Trafficking & Backpage.com” by Esme Murphy

Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen is seeking to hold Backpage accountable for hosting thousands of ads daily facilitating sex trafficking. Esme Murphy reveals more. This is an excerpt from a recent article published by CBS Minessota. The source of this expert is http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/04/06/talking-points-child-sex-trafficking-and-backpage-com/

Image courtesy of CBS Minnesota

Image courtesy of CBS Minnesota

One website that has come under fire locally and nationally is Backpage.com. Both Minneapolis and St. Paul have passed resolutions condemning the site and calling on Backpage to stop running escort ads.

Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen has introduced federal legislation to hold websites like Backpage accountable. He appeared on WCCO Sunday Morning.


“Our legislation is going to hold them accountable, when Backpage is getting $26 million a year, profiting off of sex trafficking opportunities.”

This is a significantly shortened excerpt. To read the full article, please visit the CBS Minnesota website http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/04/06/talking-points-child-sex-trafficking-and-backpage-com/

Esme Murphy, a reporter and Sunday morning anchor for WCCO-TV, has been a member of the WCCO-TV staff since December 1990.