The fight against sex trafficking in the Twin Cities

Sting ad
This ad may look like countless others on Backpage.com, but it was written by law enforcement officers looking to snare potential sex buyers. More than 100 people called or texted to get in touch with this "sweet brunette" during a sting last October.
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The online classified website Backpage.com shut down its adult ad pages last week following a scathing report about the site from Congress.

MPR News host Tom Weber talked with two guests about how this will impact government efforts in Minnesota to stop sex trafficking.

John Choi is the Ramsey County Attorney and Lauren Ryan is the director of Safe Harbor/No Wrong Door at the Minnesota Department of Health.

To hear the full conversation use the audio player above.

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