Statement of Attorney General Edmund G. Brown On Craigslist Announcement

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

“By taking steps to eliminate its so-called erotic services section, Craigslist has struck a blow against the exploitation of vulnerable teenagers.

But this action must be followed up with smart enforcement and the assurance that the site does not again become a cyber hub for teenage prostitution.”

Brown was part of a multi-state task force to ensure that Craigslist took action to stop exploitation on its site. His office will participate in monitoring Craigslist compliance with the terms announced today.

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