State Legislators Pushing Bill to Crack Down On Underage Sex Ads

Legislators pushing crackdown on underage sex ads.

01/16/2012 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

This Washington

Kohl-Welles, McGinn Crafting Legislation to Force Escort Ad ID Checks

Sen. Kohl-Welles, McGinn working on legislation to require ID checks for escort ads.

11/18/2011 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


City, County Officials Want To Help Prostitutes Clear Their Records

City and county officials are readying a legislative push to help former prostitutes clear their records and move on with their lives.

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


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

City Hall

McGinn: Seattle Weekly, Backpage Won't Pull Escort Ads Despite Child-Prostitution Concerns

Mayor Mike McGinn announces the results of a meeting with representatives of Seattle Weekly's classified site,, which has been linked to child prostitution.

07/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News Seattle Weekly Ads Linked to Juvenile Prostitution Charges links the Weekly's escort ads to charges of juvenile prostitution.

07/11/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs Weekly Sex Trafficking Story Gets Its Numbers Wrong Seattle Weekly's makes the defensive claim that child sex trafficking---the cause of a recent dispute between the Seattle Police and the Weekly's owner, Village Voice Media---isn't really a major problem. But SPD says they have their num

07/05/2011 By Erica C. Barnett