A case making its way through the courts in Washington State holds high stakes for trafficked children who have been waging a steep uphill battle against corporate behemoth Backpage.com for years. Three Washington State girls, seventh and ninth graders, are fighting back against the website that advertised them multiple times a day.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The girls seek damages from Backpage.com -- believed to sell the most online prostitution ads involving children in the country -- for creating an illegal online marketplace and policing it in bad faith. After Backpage.com published their pictures and sales pitches about them, the girls, ages 13 and 15, were repeatedly raped by customers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ARTICLE CONTINUES

The Washington State Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

Amicus Briefs in Support of Child Respondents 

 

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