DALLAS — The Latest on a detain of a arch executive officer of adult personal ad portal Backpage.com and a raid of his Dallas offices (all times local):
Texas authorities contend Backpage.com receives some-more than 90 percent of a income from a adult chaperon ad apportionment of a personal promotion business.
A aver used to hunt a company’s Dallas domicile says those ads amounted to about $50 million between Jan 2013 and May 2015 only in California, where a association is also being investigated.
A hunt aver confirmation says law coercion officers told a company’s arch executive, Carl Ferrer, about harlotry ads on a site.
The confirmation also says Ferrer “is frequently copied on a hundreds of law coercion subpoenas and requests that Backpage.com receives any year associated to harlotry and sex trafficking of both adults and minors on a website.”
Ferrer, who lives in a Dallas area, was arrested Thursday. A mouthpiece for a Texas Attorney General’s Office says he’s also charged with a singular count of income laundering in Texas.
The arch executive of a adult personal ad portal Backpage.com has waived extradition from Texas to California after being arrested on several pimping charges.
CEO Carl Ferrer seemed in a Houston courtroom Friday in an orange jumpsuit and handcuffs. Ferrer was arrested Thursday on a California aver after nearing in Houston on a moody from Amsterdam.
Ferrer waived extradition during a hearing. The internal prosecutor says Ferrer is approaching to be flown to California on Friday afternoon.
Ferrer’s attorney, Philip Hilder, says his customer believes a charges are “trumped up.” Hilder says Ferrer is “looking brazen to his day in court, where he gets to conflict behind on these charges.”
Investigators lay that adult and child sex-trafficking victims were forced into harlotry by chaperon ads posted on Ferrer’s site.
A Texas hunt aver confirmation accuses a arch executive of Backpage.com of enchanting in income laundering while handling a adult personal ad portal.
The Dallas domicile of Backpage.com were searched Thursday, a same day CEO Carl Ferrer was arrested after nearing in Houston on a moody from Amsterdam.
Ferrer was arrested on a California warrant. He is approaching to seem in justice in Houston on Friday for an extradition hearing.
California authorities contend Ferrer was arrested on several pimping charges, including one involving minors. Under California law, pimping is tangible as creation income off prostitutes or soliciting business for prostitution.
Backpage.com is a Dutch-owned singular guilt house incorporated in Delaware. But a principal place of business in Dallas.
State agents have raided a Dallas offices of adult personal ad portal Backpage.com and arrested Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer following allegations that adult and child sex-trafficking victims were forced into harlotry by chaperon ads posted on a site.
Fifty-five-year-old Ferrer was arrested on a California aver after nearing Thursday in Houston on a moody from Amsterdam. Authorities also released warrants for a detain of a site’s determining shareholders, sixty-eight-year-old Michael Lacey and sixty-seven-year-old James Larkin.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris pronounced Ferrer was arrested on transgression charges of pimping a minor, pimping, and swindling to dedicate pimping. Under California law, pimping is tangible as creation income off prostitutes or soliciting business for prostitution.
Attorneys for a 3 association officials could not immediately be reached for criticism on a charges.
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