This is actually an article about 25-year-old Jerome Dawkins. He was arrested after a backpage prostitution sting in Mesa, Arizona turned up a woman who had been allegedly prostituted, beaten, choked and pistol whipped by Dawkins.
What makes this article interesting is that it’s from the Phoenix New Times, a Village Voice Media owned newspaper. In the article they mention that the woman was a prostitute and that Dawkins is a pimp and that Dawkins used the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com to traffic his victim.
How can they possibly say that backpage adult ads are not for prostitution and that women are not being victimized on their site? They can’t. Not honestly at least.