Curtis Williams, who as part of the De Kalb County Police helped investigate Mays’ murder, told Fox News. They don’t use explicit terms, but instead say things like ‘looking for companionship’ or ‘looking for a good time.’” Backpage was launched in 2004 and quickly became the second-largest online classified site in the United States following Craigslist.The site, however, also quickly came under scrutiny from prosecutors and human trafficking organizations for its Adult section, which opponents say worked as an open air market for prostitutes and turned the website’s owners in virtual pimps.WASHINGTON -- Backpage.com, the website accused of complicity in teenage sex trafficking across the country, said this week it was closing its "adult" sections in which advertisers solicited sexual services. But similar ads are now running in a different section of Backpage sites.
Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.“And it’s kind of a joke, but it’s also not because you actually . You just need a computer.”“Basically every gay dude I know is on Seeking Arrangement,” says Christopher, 23, a Los Angeles film editor.“And there are so many rent boys,” or young gay men who find sex-work opportunities on sites like Rent Boy, which was busted and shut down in 2015 by Homeland Security for facilitating prostitution.Those were the sections that had advertised sexual services.Although those sections still are closed and show only the word "censored," sexual services ads now appear in the sites' "dating" sections.