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Prosecutors struggle to fight online prostitution with 20th Century laws

As Minneapolis and Hennepin County fight the sex trafficking they say is facilitated by websites like Backpage.com, they run into an obstacle common around the country: anti-prostitution laws were written to combat brothels and streetwalkers. In an age when the oldest profession is made possible by the newest technology, prosecuting prostitution cases is a challenge.
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As Minneapolis and Hennepin County fight the sex trafficking they say is facilitated by websites like Backpage.com, they run into an obstacle common around the country: anti-prostitution laws were written to combat brothels and streetwalkers. In an age when the oldest profession is made possible by the newest technology, prosecuting prostitution cases is a challenge.

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