Sex workers returned to SF streets after Backpage.com shut down
SFGate -

The government shutdown of Backpage.com this year sought to curtail the type of sex-for-sale classified ads that made the company infamous. Months later, though, the closure has prompted an increase in sex trafficking on San Francisco streets. Reported crimes related to pimping and sex trafficking have more than tripled in 2018 - with 67 through August, up from 21 during the same period last year, according to police. Meanwhile, officers have made more arrests than previous years as much of the...

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