Federal authorities have seized and taken down the website CityXGuide.com and its affiliates for advertising illicit sexual services . CityXGuide.com had taken over from the now defunct 1Backpage.com as the internet’s primary source for such ads.
Minors are identified among the victims of CityXGuide.com.
The charges against Wilhan Martono, the owner and operator of CityXGuide.com and its affiliates (Backpage.co, CAPleasures.com, BodyRubShop.com, and others), include money laundering, facilitating prostitution, and the reckless disregard of sex trafficking.
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) defines sex trafficking as a situation in which a “commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age.”
Martono allegedly acquired $21 million from the sites which are said to have run hundreds of thousands of ads by pimps, prostitutes, and brothels which users could filter by geography and sexual preference.
We are now offering the sexual services of our children for sale online. What does this say about our society?
“Moreover you took your sons and your daughters, whom you bore to Me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. Were your acts of harlotry a small matter, that you have slain My children and offered them up to them by causing them to pass through the fire?” (Ezek. 16: 20-21).
 New York Daily News, “Feds take down websites that advertised child sex trafficking, prostitution” by Jami Ganz, https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-feds-seize-sex-trafficking-sites-20200620-g5btvsltrjfgpkbygrbvli554u-story.html .
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