Under the watchful eye of law enforcement in 40 states, Craigslist pledged Thursday to crack down on for prostitution like the ones San Jose sexual predator Kamari Nelson used to find his victims.
in the erotic services category often contain nude images and highly explicit come-ons for services such as sensual massage and nude housecleaning. The fee amount has yet to be determined, but Craigslist will donate all of the revenue to charity.
The formerly had been free because the company said it was loath to profit from erotic services. James Leonard, the Santa Clara County prosecutor who won the case against Nelson, said he hopes the steps will make a difference.
Craigslist, which posts for everything from apartment rentals to jobs in dozens of cities, will also begin using new search technology in an effort to help authorities find missing children and victims of human trafficking. Washington, D. Virgin Islands and Guam also ed. California declined to the agreement, Blumenthal said, adding that the terms apply to California anyway.
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