When the Linn County Sheriff's department the end of a prostitution sting that led to 40 arrests last Friday, they gave a cryptic answer to what website police officers used to pose as prostitutes.
As a person who has grown up, and seemingly inside, the Internet, this seems like a clear hint to me: Craiglist. Craiglist is a popular site that allows users to post the online equivalent of classifiedfor people seeking bicycles, jobs, dates, discussions and yes, lawnmowers.
It's also received a lot of negative press for not effectively policing it's site from prostitution and has gained a somewhat seedy reputation since then. Of course, this is a just a guess.
Police aren't releasing information on this detail of the investigation, and other websites are also used for prostitution. For example in May, police released details about a sex trafficking ring that used Back.
What do you think? Have you seen any strange activity on our local Craigslist ?
Police have not said which website they used to for a big prostitution sting, but they've offered what sounds like a big hint. Scott RaynorPatch Staff.
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