Craiglist's "Blatent Internet Brothel" Is Being Replaced
What has been called a “blatant internet brothel” is being replaced.
The popular classified ad Web site Craigslist is overhauling the “erotic services” portion of their Web site.
Craigslist plans to remove the section and replace it with one where each as is approved before posted.
Less than a week ago, Alachua County Police arrested 41-year-old Arthur Ramos of Chiefland on prostitution charges under the alias Helen Bedd when he agreed to provide erotic services to an undercover officer in exchange for money.
They found out about Ramos through his Craigslist ad.
Alachua County Sheriff's Detective Charles Snipes says ts on of the Web sites he is used to checking regularly.
"We use various sites we monitor for criminal activity. Craigslist is obviously one of the sites that's been more out there, more publicized but it was a regular occasion for adults to be posting for vice type offenses, soliciting prostitution basically," he said.
Snipes thinks the ads won't discontinue but that they will be harder to find.
"We're gonna have to figure out where they go and watch where that type of business moves to and my other concern is that they may move to a company that has servers overseas that actually makes it more difficult for us," he said.
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