The Internet may have just become a safer place for vulnerable kids, with the arrest yesterday of Carl Ferrer, the chief executive of Backpage.com. California authorities charged him with multiple counts of pimping, defined as soliciting customers for prostitutes, or profiting off of them. Charged also with pimping minors, Mr. Ferrer faces almost 22 years in prison if convicted.
Carl Ferrer, the chief executive of the adult ad portal, is being held on felony pimping charges.
Authorities announced that on Thursday the chief executive of the online adult classifieds ads portal known as Backpage.com was arrested in Texas on allegations of sex trafficking. State Attorney General Kamala Harris led the crackd...
Carl Ferrer, the chief executive of a classifieds website that allows users to post escort ads, was arrested in Texas on Thursday. He faces felony charges, including pimping a minor.