Representative Kristi Noem continues her efforts to combat human trafficking --
this time by sending a letter to the U.S. Attorney General to shut down a
and 44 other members of Congress, from both sides of the aisle, want Attorney General
Eric Holder take immediate action.
want to put an end to backpage.com, and its facilitation of the buying and
selling of sexual services -- many of which involve underage victims.
says members of Congress sent the letter because they believe Holder has the
authority to prosecute crimes, because a federal statute has been broken.
fact that we have children every single day that are sold on the internet for
sex acts is unacceptable, and so we need to be as aggressive as we possibly can
be, and we need the Attorney General to help us in that fight," said Noem.
Backpage.com is the leading U.S. website for prostitution advertising, generating millions of dollars every month for the sale of online ads.