Cuccinelli wants Craigslist adult section taken down

By Ryan Nobles - bio | email
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is demanding the web site Craigslist get rid of its "adult services section."

Ken Cuccinelli and 16 other Attorneys General sent a letter to California based owners of Craigslist. It doesn't mince words stating, "We are writing to request that you immediately take down the adult services portion of Craigslist."

This is what the AG's are concerned about, the adult services section of Craigslist is basically a free for all for people looking for sexual pleasure. While most of it the content may be questionable, by and large it is legal.

However, Cuccinelli claims that the site has become a portal for all kinds of illegal activity, such as prostitution, and adult and child sex trafficking. This is a new stepped up effort by Cuccinelli and his fellow Attorneys General.

Back in 2008, Craigslist promised that it was going to step up their monitoring of illegal activity and work with local law enforcement to track down people that may have used the site for illegal activity.

Two years later, Cuccinelli claims, no progress has been made. What legal action the Attorneys General can take, at this point seems unclear.

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