A Pot Grow Burns, Backpage Pimp Pleads Guilty, Robberies, And Westlake Arrests

Backpage pimp pleads guilty, home invasion in West Seattle, another pimp gets a long sentence, a pot grow burns, Westlake arrests, and more.

10/20/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Report: Backpage Sees 50 Percent Increase in Prostitution Ad Revenue

Under fire from city, state officials, sees 50 percent increase in prostitution ad revenue.

10/19/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Prosecutors: Violent Pimp Coerced Woman Into Prostitution On Backpage

Prosecutors have filed charges against another man for pimping out a woman on

10/06/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


KC Prosecutors: Using, Pimp Forced Woman Into Prostitution

Court records say gang member beat woman, forced her into prostitution on

10/03/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Detectives Recover Three 15-Year-Olds In Backpage Prostitution Stings

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED. Three teenage girls recovered from prostitution sting on

09/28/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Backpage Says It's Doing Enough, McKenna Still Pushing The Issue won't budge on escort ads.

09/27/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Backpage Responds to AGs has finally responded to Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna's call to crack down on juvenile sex trafficking on the site.

09/23/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

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Burgess's Solution To the Problem

Tim Burgess thinks he has a solution to's juvenile prostitution problem.

09/12/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

Morning Fizz

Their Opening Salvo

Friday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring New Jersey, car tabs, and

09/02/2011 By Morning Fizz


Underage Prostitutes Aren't the Only Ones Being Exploited

Mayor Mike McGinn and AG Rob McKenna's righteous crusade against juvenile prostitution doesn't go far enough.

08/31/2011 By Josh Feit

On Other Blogs McKenna, 44 Other AGs Demand Records from Backpage AG Rob McKenna demands that the Seattle Weekly-affiliated (the paper and the classified site are both owned by Village Voice Media) prove that they're working to prevent sex trafficking of children on the site.

08/31/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs AG McKenna Investigating Weekly's Escort Site AG Rob McKenna prepares to jump in to the fight against, the Seattle Weekly-affiliated classified site, which has been linked to promoting child prostitution.

08/29/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


McGinn, Mayors to Weekly Owner: Do More to Stop Child Trafficking on

Mayor Mike McGinn, along with seven other mayors from across the state, wrote a letter today to the CEO of Village Voice Media CEO urging him to start requiring escorts who advertise on VVM's classified service,, to prove that they're 18 or o

08/22/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Among Many Alleged Violations

Caffeinated News & Gossip. Monday Edition starring Ref. 1 polling, PDC complaints, Eyman "tantrums," and more shoe leather reporting from local crime reporter, Jonah Spangenthal-Lee.

08/15/2011 By Morning Fizz

On Other Blogs Backpage Only Site Linked to Juvenile Prostitution

Mayor McGinn condemns Seattle Weekly in op/ed at

07/15/2011 By Josh Feit

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Tim Burgess: There's Evidence that Seattle Weekly is a Vehicle for Child Prostitution

City Council member Tim Burgess joins heated critique of Seattle Weekly's supposed ties to child prostitution.

07/15/2011 By Josh Feit