A black box with the word "censored" replaces what used to be the "adult services" heading on Craigslist. You can look at these websites and it's very clear this is prostitution, going on and being advertised… You can't look at this and not know what's going on.
It's pretty blatant," said McFadden. Craigslist isn't commenting on the change but it comes after years of criticism. McFadden showed Action News several they found in past investigations, listing prices for specific sexual services.
She said the online took human trafficking victims off of Fresno's streets and put them in front of computers. Ketcheside said pimps force underage girls to place on Craigslist and then update them every half hour. Without "adult services," there is concern the will just end up somewhere else.
These guys are very resourceful and they will find other ways to make it happen. They'll find other ways to make their money and they'll find other ways to abuse these girls," said Ketcheside. The are also a big money maker for Craigslist, reportedly generating a third of the website's profits, at ten dollars a post.
Craigslist's refusal to comment on the section's removal is fueling speculation that it's part of a publicity stunt. The change comes just one week after attorney generals in 17 states called for its removal.
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