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IL is among the states lining up against, with Cook County sheriff Tom Dart leading a charge for the last decade to stop the website, saying it was a pimping service and a purveyor of child sex crimes. The site's controversial adult section has often come under fire for allegations of prostitution and the sex trafficking of minors. According to CNBC, an Federal Bureau of Investigation official in Phoenix stated that "law enforcement activity" had taken place at the home of one of Backpage's founders, Michael Lacey.

It appears, the popular classified ads website that's best known for selling sex & prostitution, was seized and shut down by the government on Friday.

Carl Ferrer, CEO of, and Liz McDougall, corporate counsel, could not be reached for comment.

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The site shut down its "adult" section a year ago under legal pressure, but sex workers had largely migrated to other parts of the site. It's a legal gray area as the agreement is made for companionship rather than sex, but the shutdown was due to sex trafficking - which is a pretty cut and dry issue when it comes to discussing legality.

But its most lucrative service is in sex, with listings for adult escorts and other sex services. Though the site faced heavy pressure from advocacy groups, among others, many defended it under free speech claims. The DOJ alleges that the site has earned $500 million in revenue from prostitution since it was first created.

Friday's charges do not accuse the defendants of child sexual exploitation.

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California state Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed 39 new counts against Backpage, Ferrer, Lacey and Larkin in December, despite the judge's earlier ruling, and accused the company of running an "online brothel".

Backpage was reportedly seized under the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017.

"Shutting down the largest online US marketplace for sex trafficking will dramatically reduce the profitability of forcing people into the commercial sex trade, at least in the short term", Bradley Myles, chief executive of Polaris, an worldwide anti-slavery group, told the media.

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"This builds on the historic effort in Congress to reform the law that for too long has protected websites like Backpage from being held liable for enabling the sale of young women and children", he said in a statement. Seized By Feds