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September 4, 2010

Statement of Attorney General Lisa Madigan in Response to Craigslist's Blocking of Adult Services Web site Section

"The trafficking of children, young girls and women for sex is a horrifying reality. Unfortunately, the Internet and Web sites, such as Craigslist, are being used to prostitute people against their will. I've battled along with other Attorneys General to have Craigslist remove its erotic services section and now its adult services section in order to stop it from promoting the horrific crimes that children and women endure when they are trafficked.

If today's action by Craigslist prompts other Web sites, such as backpage.com, to respond to the public's demand to stop turning a blind eye to the devastation human trafficking causes, it will protect the lives of children and women in Illinois and across the country."

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