I’m shocked! Shocked, I say. You mean the random ad I just clicked on there that had pictures of two women doing I’m not sure what with each other and said, “if you horny and want to test your fantasy limits, and paying a fee is not an issue. we waiting in my room all alone and wet…” is about… Oh, my!
And the one with the title, “in search of morning wood” isn’t from a girl who needs her fireplace stoked? Golly, who could have guessed?
The owners of craigslist had a federal lawsuit filed against them on Thursday by an Illinois sheriff accusing the popular national classified-ad Web site of knowingly promoting prostitution.
“Craigslist is the single largest source of prostitution in the nation,” Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart said. “Missing children, runaways, abused women and women trafficked in from foreign countries are routinely forced to have sex with strangers because they’re being pimped on craigslist.”
According to Dart, the FBI has discovered over 2,800 child prostitution ads on craigslist, with Chicago, Illinois, ranking in the top 10 cities as far as juvenile prostitution. Dart also mentioned cases of child neglect, which have occurred while parents were taking part in activities solicited on the Web site.
One e-mailed statement from craigslist read that, “Craigslist is an extremely unwise choice for those intent on committing crimes, since criminals inevitably leave an electronic trail to themselves that law enforcement officers will follow.” The statement also said that craigslist had not seen Dart’s complaint.