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CNN Evening News for Friday, May 04, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The issue of ads for prostitution on the Internet introduced; sample ads shown and quoted.

(New York: Deborah Feyerick) The issue of the legality of sexual-based services on Internet examined; details given about cases of people advertising underage girls for sex on [Village Voice Media LLC Liz McDOUGALL†- reacts to the victims of exploitation; denies we are in the prostitution business.] [Ramsey County, Minn., attorney John CHOI†- talks about trafficking on Backpage.] [Mother of girl advertised on Backpage, "VIOLET" - reacts to the ads.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with "New York Times" columnist Nicholas Kristof and California attorney general Kamala Harris† on prostitution in the US. [KRISTOF - says local girls are being trafficked by Village Voice; comments on the role of pressure so Village Voice has to see it is losing money.] [HARRIS - says this is just not international, it is American kids with Backpage being the market place for illegal transactions; states Backpage is a thriving market.] Other material: [Last year, Ed McNALLY†- explains the focus on protection via filters to prevent human trafficking.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Feyerick, Deborah

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