I applaud @TheJusticeDept for their tireless work prosecuting CityXGuide & I’m pleased that my bipartisan #SESTA law made this indictment possible by clarifying that it is illegal for websites to knowingly facilitate sex trafficking online.
Sex traffickers who sell women and children online must be held accountable for their actions.
Recently, @TheJusticeDept secured the first guilty plea under my bipartisan #SESTA law in their prosecution against CityXGuide.
Feds took down websites that advertised child sex trafficking and prostitution.
Prior to its seizure, CityXGuide and affiliated sites like 1Backpage advertised illicit services — as an advertiser said, “taking over from where Backpage[.com] left off.”
Sex traffickers who sell women and children online must be held accountable for their actions, and I applaud today’s action by @TheJusticeDept & @NDTXnews against CityXGuide.
This is good news for victims and survivors. #SESTA