Federal authorities seize Backpage.com

Federal law enforcement agencies announced the seizure of the controversial online classifieds site and affiliated websites.
1:20 | 04/07/18

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ar cracking down. Backpage.com, O worth $600 million, shut wn by federal investigators after avoiding any kind of convictionor years. The online classified ad site has been accused of making S trafing possib. Whoever owns backpage, he's gotta go home at night knowing he's selling kids today. Hen I growupd like to be a doctor. Reporter: Tom's doctor was for sex at just 15 yea old.he and his daughter told their stories to my colleagueloria Riviera. How many encoun do you think you had during that time? Over 150. Would that have been possible without back? No. Reporter: "Nightline" has been investigate backpage for years. Trackedown its former CEO 2016, allhe way in Amsterdam. You ow, law enforcement tells us that under-age girls are trafficking on backpage your company. Rorter: He and other co-found were arrested and ged with pimpingn late 2016. A judge later issed all charges. Just today the FBI wen to the Arizona homes of founders Michael lacy and James Larkin. Natalie'sents told us tonight the justice department got this one right. They spoke for the hidden and th abused today.

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