*This story is nearly unbelievable, but anything is possible in America. Two teens are claiming Craigslist helped them sell their bodies and become sex slaves.
They say, “Craigslist makes horrific acts like this so easy to carry out, and the men who arrange them very rich,” said one of the teens, who said she was forced into prostitution at the age of 11.
The girls submitted an open letter to the Washington Post about the Internet classifieds site in a time when a federal judge kept an investigation of Craigslist “adult services” section. The Letter was posted as an ad.
One of the young ladies said a pimp “put my picture on Craigslist, and I was sold for sex by the hour at truck stops and cheap motels, 10 hours with 10 different men every night. This became my life,” read an account by “AK.” Men “answered the Craigslist advertisements and paid to rape me.”
Craigslist has been deemed the Wal-Mart of online sex trafficking. Ouch.
Sex trafficking: 1. Does happen 2. Happens in America 3. Happens via Internet.
In the words of Antoine Dodson, “Hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ wife, and yo’ husband cuz they rapin’ er’body out her’.”
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