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WASHINGTON • A Senate investigating committee investigating sex trafficking on the Internet may recommend criminal contempt charges against a website where the majority of online advertising for sex a... read more

Senators weigh criminal contempt charge after CEO skips hearing

The senators also opened the door to asking the Justice Department to examine the case for a possible charge of criminal contempt of Congress ... Portman said that in early October, the committee call... read more

Backpage CEO Skipped Sex-Trafficking Hearing, May Face Criminal Contempt Charges

Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Claire McCaskill ... of contempt" that "may justify a referral" to the Justice Department for criminal contempt charges, according to The Hill. "Defiance of a congressional su... read more

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Missouri AG Hawley looking for state court’s help in going after alleged sex-trafficking website

In an exclusive interview with St. Louis Public Radio, Hawley said at least two other states — Texas and California — are targeting Backpage on criminal grounds ... to include congressional committee ... read more

Heitkamp rips sex ads that make 'filthy rich'

Heidi Heitkamp blasted the CEO of Backpage ... criminal contempt, an action the committee has not taken in 30 years, according to Portman. "If Backpage thinks they're going to go quietly into the nigh... read more

Backpage CEO could face harsh backlash for missed Senate hearing

Those were the words written by a father in an email to ... and McCaskill noted that this refusal to comply with a subpoena to appear before PSI is a clear act of contempt that may justify a referral ... read more

Unanimous US Senate OKs contempt resolution against Backpage, the first in 20 years

For the first time in 20 years, the U.S. Senate has OK’d a contempt case. It voted unanimously Thursday to authorize Senate legal counsel to pursue a federal court action against, which h... read more

Portman, McCaskill, pushing contempt of Congress for Web site that advertises sex

Portman, R-Ohio, is the chair of the committee and McCaskill, D-Mo., is its top-ranking Democrat. They are looking into whether sex traffickers try to use Backpage for illegal ... had threatened more ... read more

Daughters for Sale: How Young American Girls Are Being Sold Online

McCaskill replied, “Backpage is the major player in this space. Therefore they have to be investigated. That’s as complicated as the subject is.” A circuit court is expected to rule on the contempt ch... read more

Senators advance contempt resolution in trafficking investigation

Claire McCaskill Claire Conner McCaskill Government ... asked the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to sign off on a resolution holding and its CEO in civil cont... read more

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