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The sex trade in America. It’s more than just Craigslist. We investigate.

Craigslist started out as a free, online listing service for apartment rentals and rides home from college. It turned into a giant sex-for-sale hub on the Internet. Then came the “Craigslist Killer,” a tawdry, awful murder, and mounting calls for the sex ads to be gone.

Now, you can still rent apartment’s on Craigslist, but Adult Services are gone. But not gone elsewhere on the Web.  And not gone off the Web. Sex for sale is an enormous business in this country.
-Tom Ashbrook

Malika Saada Saar, founder and executive director of the Rebecca Project for Human Rights.

Elizabeth Bernstein, assistant professor of women’s studies and sociology at Barnard College.  She's author of "Temporarily Yours: Intimacy, Authenticity, and the Commerce of Sex."

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). She is co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on human trafficking and has sponsored legislation to toughen enforcement and protect victims.

This program aired on September 20, 2010.

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