Sex trafficking groups continue fight against Backpage

WUSA 9 Staff, WUSA

12:12 a.m. EDT July 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The battle over Backpage and its thousands of pay-for-play sex ads continues, two weeks after a few credit card giants stopped doing business with the website.

Their actions however unintentionally have made it easier to post online prostitution ads, helping perpetuate the problem of child sex trafficking in D.C.

Andrea Powell of Fair Girl, a D.C. based advocacy group aiming to save sex trafficking victims, constantly monitors Backpage. The site used to charge to post sex ads, but Visa and MasterCard recently stopped doing business with them...