Backpage.com CEO Arrested in Texas on Pimping Charges

Texas authorities arrested Carl Ferrer, the CEO of Backpage.com, today as part of a joint sex trafficking investigation with the California District Attorney's office.
1:36 | 10/07/16

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We're attorney general Ken Paxton. This is one of the biggest cases this office has investigated. This is a big bust in fact it's right here in Dallas news. Is somewhat sad bit. We're glad we're part of stopping as Paxton made the revelation downtown federal agents arrested Carl for prayer. The CEO. Of the Dallas based website called back page dot com. It's an online classifieds site but investigators say back page makes most of its money from adult patents. Profiting from women and underage girls investigator said who were advertised on the site. And that pitch was alerted several times but authorities did this was illegal criminal activity that they were allowing to happen on their website and they continued. Are allowed to. The national center for missing and exploited children reports twining 900 cases a suspected child sex trafficking. Through back page dot com. We don't know all the details yet we do believe that there that are there are children involved in this. Gyllenhaal against the. State agents served a search ward at the back page headquarters on oak lawn in maple avenues Thursday. This is the beginning of the Texas investigation. Into allegations of money laundering California's investigation led to for rare is arrest for pimping. That's a felony there. He lives in Frisco though no one came to the door when we visited Thursday. Though for prayers future remains uncertain right now his web site remains online. Jason widely channel late news.

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