Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) took Attorney General Eric Holder to task for not cracking down on a website that has been identified as facilitating the sexual trafficking of minors numerous times by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.
Last July, the FBI announced that it rescued 105 children and arrested 150 alleged pimps in 76 cities after monitoring Backpage.com and other websites often used by sex traffickers.
“I just can’t get him to do it,” a clearly exasperated Wolf said during last week’s hearing on sex traffficking by the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, which he chairs.
“At the same time, I’m concerned about actions the Department of Justice has not, N-O-T, underline not, N-O-T taken. The subcommittee directed the department to report on the effectiveness of existing laws and authorities to go after websites such as Backpage.com, not just traffickers that advertise on them. The report was due on April 25, 2013. The dogwood was out when this was due. That was 10 months ago. To date, the subcommittee has yet to hear…
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