child sex trafficing http://www.kplu.org en Age verification for 'sex-ads' now the law in Washington; first in nation http://www.kplu.org/post/age-verification-sex-ads-now-law-washington-first-nation <p>Washington state has become the first in the nation to require verification of age for online ads that promote sex-related services, such as the escort ads that appear in backpage.com.</p><p>The bill, <a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=6251">Senate Bill 6251</a>, was among a dozen anti-trafficking bills signed into law by Washington Governor Chris Gregoire today.</p><p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:26:34 +0000 Monica Spain & The Associated Press 4604 at http://www.kplu.org Age verification for 'sex-ads' now the law in Washington; first in nation Update: Attorneys turn up the heat on Backpage, child sex trade http://www.kplu.org/post/update-attorneys-turn-heat-backpage-child-sex-trade <p>Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna and 45 other attorneys general today called for information about how Backpage.com presumably attempts to remove advertising for sex trafficking, especially ads that could involve minors.</p><p>Meanwhile, Snohomish County has received a $450,000 federal grant to combat child sex trafficking.</p><p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:35:54 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 2490 at http://www.kplu.org Update: Attorneys turn up the heat on Backpage, child sex trade