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Mass AG to host hearing on online sex exploitation

October 16, 2010

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BOSTON—Attorney General Martha Coakley is hosting a public hearing on ways to curb the growth of human trafficking and the illegal online sex trade.

Coakley said she will hear evidence and take testimony on how to protect individuals from the dangers of websites that host sexually explicit advertisements.

In August, Coakley and other attorneys general contacted Craigslist to request that the company remove its Adult Services section, saying there weren't enough protections against potentially illegal ads promoting prostitution.

A few weeks later, Craigslist blocked access to the section.

The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service at Suffolk University Law School.

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