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January 27, 2015 at 6:33 PM

Third suspect arrested in Tacoma sex-trafficking of underage girls

UPDATED, Wednesday, 9 a.m. | A third suspect has been arrested in a Washington State Patrol investigation of sex trafficking in King, Pierce, and Thurston counties. Mikael Z. Williams, 18, was booked into the Pierce County jail Tuesday evening by Tacoma police, on suspicion of two counts of promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor, a…

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September 26, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Seattle mayor says he’ll keep fighting Backpage.com practices

Mayor Mike McGinn said city departments could begin advertising in Seattle Weekly for the first time since July 2011 now that its new owners have distanced themselves from  Backpage.com, a listing service that has been accused of exploiting minors for illegal sex trade. But that doesn’t mean he’s done fighting Backpage.com’s business…

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