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Portman Introducing Legislation To Combat Online Human Trafficking

Ohio Public Radio

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio wants to change federal law to continue his fight against the online website Backpage-dot-com. Portman says the site has made 150 million dollars from ads trafficking sex with women and children and has used the Communications Decency Act to escape responsibility.

Portman and Democratic senators Clair McCaskill and Tom Carper have referred the site to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution, following a two year investigation by their subcommittee.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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