Backpage shutdown means more street prostitution, MCSO says

(Source: WPTV)


From WPTV: Backpage, a popular website used to solicit sex was shut down by the feds this week. In Martin County, deputies are expecting more women to sell themselves on the street now as a result. 

As much as Backpage made it easier to buy and sell sex, investigations into the illegal trade would often start there. 

“People that live in neighborhoods that have in the past tended to be hotspots for prostitution, they’re going to probably see resurgence of it at least until the prostitutes, the sex workers, find a different way to use the internet,” MCSO Sheriff William Snyder told us in an interview. 

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