Los Angeles Times:
Backpage.com and The Thin Line Between Free Speech and Sex crimes
Engaging Communities to Prevent Human Trafficking
Washington State Office of the Attorney General:
Attorney General Bob Ferguson has joined the latest effort to stop child sex trafficking on Backpage.com
Many Organizations file an Amicus Brief regarding Backpage.com in support of victims with the
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children:
Tacoma Civil Attorney for over 30 Years
Attorney for Victims of Child Sex Trafficking
Erik is proud of his work fighting child sex trafficking, which is included in the film I Am Jane Doe, chronicling the battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters who were victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com.
I am Jane Doe
Erik and his former paralegal, Faith, are honored and humbled by this message from John Walsh. We, our team of attorneys and support personnel, will continue the fight against Backpage.com until they stop the victimization of children.
Human Trafficking in our Backyard
Most don’t realize that sex trafficking is a huge problem in America.
Whether on the street or on the internet, thousands of children each day become helpless victims. Mr. Bauer believes that the protection of children should be the highest priority, both in the legislature and in the judicial system. Oftentimes, victims of sex trafficking are charged with crimes (like prostitution) and released from custody back into the greedy controlling arms of their traffickers, never to be seen or heard from again.
Erik Bauer is currently involved in a nation-wide precedent-setting
case on behalf of several minor girls who were trafficked on backpage.com, the nation’s largest human trafficking website. Finally, the Washington State Supreme Court agreed with Erik Bauer; victims of sex trafficking sold through the nation’s largest human trafficking website, backpage.com, should be allowed to sue the website because it helped facilitate and produce illegal content. This precedent-setting ruling will ripple across the nation and Erik Bauer is ready for the fight.