Craigslist accused of promoting 'prostitution'


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Online marketplace Craigslist is under mounting pressure over the "adult services" section of its site.

Critics say posts on this section are little more than thinly disguised adverts for sex and "facilitate trafficking".

In a paid-for advert in The Washington Post, two women made a direct appeal to the site's founder, saying it wrecked their lives.

A spokesman for Craigslist said the site was being made a "scapegoat".

"Dear Craig," began the letter from a 17-year-old calling herself MC.

"I was first forced into prostitution when I was 11 years old by a 28-year-old man.

"All day, other girls and I sat with our laptops, posting pictures and answering ads on Craigslist," the letter continued.

"I am 17 now, and my childhood memories aren't of my family, going to middle school, or dancing at the prom. They are of making my own arrangements on Craigslist to be sold for sex, and answering as many ads as possible for fear of beatings and ice water baths."

The letter said that Craigslist was now the choice of traffickers because it was "so well known and there are rarely consequences to using it for these illegal acts".

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