Seattle Cops Dangle Craigslist, Alt-Weekly Ads as Bait in Prostitution Sting

november 16, 2006  02:30 pm
Vice detectives arrested nearly 100 men in a prostitution sting using escort-service ads in The Stranger, The Seattle Weekly and craigslist as bait, according to the Seattle Times. About three quarters of the men lured to a downtown hotel responded to craigslist ads. Founder Craig Newmark told the Times that he has heard "prostitution is a significant problem," on the Web site, but he added that "we would prefer that [police] go after violent criminals or crooked congressmen."