Daytona Beach official resigns after arrest in Backpage.com prostitution sting

The Daytona Beach deputy city manager has resigned after being caught up in a prostitution sting, authorities said Tuesday. Gary Shimun, 60, submitted his resignation two days after showing up at a hotel in Daytona Beach Shores expecting to have sex with a 22-year-old college student for money, according to charging documents released Tuesday by […]

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Lawyer Of CEO Backpage.com will fight sex trafficking charges

Handcuffed and dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, the chief executive of an internet site authorities accuse of being “a hub for the illegal sex trade” waived extradition to California on Friday, and his attorney vowed to fight the “trumped up” sex trafficking and money laundering charges he faces. Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer was arrested […]

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Backpage.com CEO charged with pimping in California (wrong placed to get charged)

The top executive of the online classified portal Backpage.com and two of the company’s controlling shareholders were charged on Thursday with felony pimping charges in the state of California as authorities alleged the web site operators were effectively running an “online brothel.” Carl Ferrer, the CEO of Backpage, which runs its operations out of Dallas and Amsterdam, […]

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Cleveland sex trafficker who pimped teenage girls on Backpage.com sentenced to 14 years in prison

— A Cleveland man who pimped out three teenage girls on the Internet was sentenced Monday to 14 years in federal prison. Ronnie Pratt Jr., 23, was arrested at a hotel in Lakewood on Nov. 5 after an undercover FBI agent responded to a post on Backpage.com advertising the services of a “lovely college girl” with […]

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Elyria woman uses her home for prostitution

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