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Parents, you may not know it, but there is a threat looming in your home. It’s a frightening and dangerous trend that affects the good girls -- cheerleaders, honor students and college graduates -- and law enforcement agencies across the country are up in arms. No longer needing to walk the streets to offer sex for money, young women are turning to the reputable Web site craigslist.com in order to sell their bodies. Next to the area on the site where you can buy a jungle gym for your child, you can access erotic ads, where young women post sexy photos and advertise sex for money. When Ashley was in college pursuing a bachelor’s degree, she never predicted that she would one day meet strangers for sex in order to pay off her student loans. She says she wants to quit the dangerous profession before something horrible happens, but thinks she’s addicted to the “easy money.” Crystal says she was also addicted to the money until she was nearly killed. Hear her horrific story and how her life is now that she has escaped the industry. Could Crystal’s tale be the wake-up call Ashley needs? Then, meet a mother who fears her daughter may be using craigslist to exchange sex for money. What can she do to protect her daughter? Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois Tom Dart and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal weigh in. Lawmakers have formed a coalition to rid craigslist of its erotic service section, but find out why they’ve been fighting an uphill battle. Join the discussion.

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March 27, 2009, 11:49 am CDT

Doctor Phil Show.

Dark Doctor Internet Of Phil/Robin Side The. Are you kidding me? I love MSN .Com Internet but as far as----

teenager goes forget it. See you March Monday 30th, 2009. Sincerley Your. Russell Vlaanderen.---------------

 
March 29, 2009, 8:02 am CDT

Thanks!

Thanks Dr. Phil for having a whole week of shows without Nadya!  I will look forward to my daily cup of green tea & watching the Dr. Phil Show without wanting to throw the cup at the TV screen. 
 
March 30, 2009, 6:27 am CDT

Craigs List

 I cannot believe what I saw after Dr. Phil exposed Craigs List for promoting prostitution.  I live in the Raleigh, NC area and just a couple of weeks ago I sold something on this site.  I went to the website while watching the show and the very first site I went to showed a drag queen that was fully exposed.  How can this stuff be out there for kids to easily access?  I cannot believe they are promoting this and giving kids a way to see free porn.  I am ready for action if anyone has any ideas. 
 
March 30, 2009, 8:52 am CDT

03/30 The Dark Side of the Internet

You people are blinded, Do i agree with craigs list? NO!!

But there are alot of us that do do this to take care of our familys.there are safe sites out there that have a safe system set up..as a single mother that went from almost being homeless and feeding her family through the pantry,To a person that can make 5 to 7 grand a month..

Many people will put on there right fighter hats and preach, but at least they can now do it on there own and then some!!!

it is a profession that will NEVER go away, do i want my kids to see some street hooker on my way to the store,NO, but if there are discreet and safe who is anyone to judge them???
 
March 30, 2009, 10:01 am CDT

From someone who knows

Quote From: janedoe101101

You people are blinded, Do i agree with craigs list? NO!!

But there are alot of us that do do this to take care of our familys.there are safe sites out there that have a safe system set up..as a single mother that went from almost being homeless and feeding her family through the pantry,To a person that can make 5 to 7 grand a month..

Many people will put on there right fighter hats and preach, but at least they can now do it on there own and then some!!!

it is a profession that will NEVER go away, do i want my kids to see some street hooker on my way to the store,NO, but if there are discreet and safe who is anyone to judge them???
The problem with your theory is that there is no safe way of doing business that is illegal.  There are always going to be people out there to exploit that fact and hurt you or someone just like you.  Maybe you have been lucky so far but something tells me that your kids would rather be poor than without a mother at all.  If you are making that kind of money then it should be safe for you to look for another way to provide for your children.  I thankfully got out of that business a long time ago and although I am not making a lot of money I don't have to hide anymore.  Good luck to you.  
 
March 30, 2009, 11:22 am CDT

proud of crystal

i just wanted crystal to know how proud i am that she has gotten her life back, I know her very well, and during this time we were all very worried about her, and scared for her. Ashley, listen to crystal, if you cannot or will not do it for yourself please do it for your family and friends. no one wants to go to a funeral.
 
March 30, 2009, 11:52 am CDT

03/30 The Dark Side of the Internet

Tom Dart was saying that last year 2,8000 juveniles posted ads on craigslist. first of all last year craigslist ads were free so you one person could post hundreds of ads. those were not 2,800 different juveniles and that is also why there has been a 90 percent reduction on the erotic ads because they charge now to post ads. when they were free posters would keep posting. for example: when craigslist was free, one girl each day would post 50 ads and now that they charge she would probably post 3-5 ads or maybe even less. they make it sound like children prostituting thereselves is a big problem but there are alot more woman than children prostitutes. they fbi and local law enforcements recently did a sting to find child prostitutes and across the us they rescued 49 children and over 500 adult prostitutes.
 
March 30, 2009, 12:21 pm CDT

03/30 The Dark Side of the Internet

Quote From: plantladyone

The problem with your theory is that there is no safe way of doing business that is illegal.  There are always going to be people out there to exploit that fact and hurt you or someone just like you.  Maybe you have been lucky so far but something tells me that your kids would rather be poor than without a mother at all.  If you are making that kind of money then it should be safe for you to look for another way to provide for your children.  I thankfully got out of that business a long time ago and although I am not making a lot of money I don't have to hide anymore.  Good luck to you.  
Glad you got out of that danger-fraught "business" and no longer have to hide. Makes me wonder what the other poster tells her children she does for a living. And, if she has any daughters, would she want them following in her footsteps. Prostitution is unsafe, no matter how "classy" or discreet. Even the most rigorous "screening" process can't always protect these women from some nut-job bent on mayhem.
 
March 30, 2009, 12:23 pm CDT

03/30 The Dark Side of the Internet

Quote From: plantladyone

 I cannot believe what I saw after Dr. Phil exposed Craigs List for promoting prostitution.  I live in the Raleigh, NC area and just a couple of weeks ago I sold something on this site.  I went to the website while watching the show and the very first site I went to showed a drag queen that was fully exposed.  How can this stuff be out there for kids to easily access?  I cannot believe they are promoting this and giving kids a way to see free porn.  I am ready for action if anyone has any ideas. 
Maybe you could contact the sheriff who was on the show for ideas.
 
March 30, 2009, 12:23 pm CDT

no site is secure

i have worked in the internet industry for the last 15 years. no site can determine how old you are. that is not a valid argument against craig's list
 
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