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Craigslist in Atlanta Georgia Investigated for Child Prostitution

By Stephanie F. Brown, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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The website Craigslist.com in Atlanta is under investigation by law enforcement agencies for its use as a child prostitution site. A non-profit child advocacy organization claims that in February, 2009, 176 girls were advertised on Craigslist in Atlanta, Georgia. The FBI has filed charges against two individuals for taking nude photographs of a 17 year old girl and then uploading them onto Craigslist. According to the FBI charges, the two individuals who were charged worked for two days as a prostitute, providing her earnings to the two individuals who have since been charged.

Craigslist reached an agreement with the attorneys general of more than 40 states, including Georgia, in November, 2008. Under this agreement, Craiglist requires posters of erotic services to pay a fee and give a valid credit card. While this agreement had an initial impact on the number of erotic postings, the number of erotic postings of children has since risen again. To read more about this story see Problems with Craigslist Pornography and Child Prostitution.