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You are now logged in. Forgot your password? Carl Ferrer, the chief executive officer of Amsterdam-based classified-ad site Backpage, was arrested in Texas Thursday afternoon at the Houston airport.
Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. One of the world's largest classified ad websites has shut down the "adult" section of its website. The Austin Police Department's Vice Unit said this affects them as they use the website in their investigations and go undercover to try and stop this type of activity.
Law enforcement apprehended Carl Ferrer, 55, after his flight from Amsterdam landed at the airport on Thursday afternoon. He was taken into custody on a California arrest warrant that included a count complaint accusing him of pimping conspiracy, pimping a minor, and attempted pimping of a minor. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton characterized the company as the largest advertiser of adult escort services in the United States.
Houston, Texas inspires admiration from economists being an economic juggernauta thumbs up from the medicine industry the largest medicine center in the country and frustration from sports fanatics. But if you are in Houston and looking for a good time then you will be pleasantly surprised by the gamut of choices this city has to offer. The Bayou city has a thriving adult entertainment industry.
The CEO of Backpage. Carl Ferrer was arrested in Houston after he arrived on a flight from Amsterdam; dozens of law enforcement officers then searched Backpage's Dallas headquarters, the Texas attorney general's office says. Ferrer, 55, is charged with pimping a minor, pimping and conspiracy to commit pimping.
Ferrer, 55, was arrested Thursday at Bush Intercontinental Airport when his flight from Amsterdam landed. His arrest came in the wake of a three-year investigation spearheaded by the California Attorney General's office. Ferrer was arrested on a California arrest warrant connected to a count criminal complaint accusing him of participating in a pimping conspiracy and pimping minors.
With the protest of Village Voice Media in New York City last month, more attention was brought to its controversial website, backpage. The Village Voice is known across the country for being one of the leading facilitators of online prostitution and, relatedly, domestic sex trafficking of minors. With the growing worldwide interest in human trafficking, the Village Voice has come under fire from a multitude of sources, all with the same goal: the removal of the adult entertainment section from Village Voice's backpage. The chorus of dissenters has grown louder and stronger as an increasing number of cases involving minors forced into a life of sexual exploitation have surfaced across the country.