11/12/2005

Child Still for Sale on Craigslist?

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 1:03 pm

As far as anyone at the venerable Internet site Craigslist knew on Friday, an advertisement that a California woman allegedly used to pimp her 4-year-old daughter for $500 is still posted on the site.

In fact, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark said the Martinez Police never contacted the company during their investigation, which led to the woman’s arrest Tuesday on child soliciting charges.

Newmark didn’t find out until days later, and it was via press reports.

In a way, Martinez, Calif. police investigators can’t be blamed for not approaching Craigslist for help. It may not have been necessary in this case. Plus, in general, law enforcers still chafe at the plodding pace of Internet companies acting upon official, or unofficial, requests for help or information. Often, it just isn’t worth the wait.

Source: eWeek

 

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