A 44-year-old woman from Snohomish County, Washington was recently arrested for allegedly pimping out her 15-year-old daughter on Backpage. The suspect isn’t being named to protect the identity of the victim. The mother is said to have advertised her daughter on Backpage as being 18-years-old.
Backpage has comically claimed in the past that they block millions of ads that appear to involve minors or sex for money. Obviously there are a torrent of ads for underage girls and sex for money that are still getting through and Backpage just keeps rolling in that ad money and then acts like they’re solving the problem they helped create. When craigslist did this before they removed their erotic services section I called it the Craigslist Conundrum. I think now we can officially call it the Backpage Paradox.