DALLAS (AP) — State agents raided the Dallas offices of adult classified ad portal Backpage.com and arrested Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer following allegations that adult and child sex-trafficking victims were forced into prostitution through escort ads posted on the site.
"Making money off the backs of innocent human beings by allowing them to be exploited for modern-day slavery is not acceptable in Texas," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, said in a statement.
Carl Ferrer was arrested in Houston on Thursday after flying back to the U.S. from Amsterdam.
Carl Ferrer, the chief executive of the adult ad portal, is being held on felony pimping charges.
State agents raided the Dallas headquarters of Backpage following allegations that adult and child sex-trafficking victims had been forced into prostitution through escort ads posted on the site
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 6 - Carl Ferrer, the chief executive of advertising website Backpage.com, was arrested on Thursday on criminal charges including pimping, as authorities investigate the company which has been accused of facilitati...