Jackie Speier, D-Calif., organizer of a congressional inquiry into online sex ads, warns, "Child sex trafficking continues and lawmakers need to fight future machinations of Internet-driven sites that peddle children." Malika Saada Saar, the activist whose organization personally targeted Newmark ("Tell Craig To Quit Selling Sex With Kids"), says her goal now is to remove similar ads from other sites. In the company's huge pool of general personal ads, sex ads would be harder to identify and scrutinize.

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The company slapped a "censored" label over the section and went silent.

It has ignored all media queries seeking an explanation. For some time, Craigslist has urged its critics to focus on other companies that do less to screen ads for sexual abuse. It's exposing where the ads will go once "adult services" is closed.

As a result, the company says its adult-services section has become the world's best venue for catching sex abusers.

Conversely, Craigslist has warned that if its adult section were quashed, users would relocate to sites that don't follow these practices.

describing specific sex acts offered," Buckmaster wrote four months ago in the Craigslist blog, linking to a ad.

Last month, he linked to an e Bay ad and warned readers: The highly explicit photographs included in the following example ads depict young Asian females engaged in unprotected sex, along with rates and a listing of specific sex acts (in Spanish) on offer.

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will continue to be victimized, in the market and trafficking provided by craigslist." They called the company "the only player in the sex industry who is in a position to stop these ads," and they urged it to "immediately take down" its adult-services section.