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Google, Facebook worry over anti-prostitution bill’s fallout | The …

Google and Facebook are among companies opposing a Senate bill aimed at squelching online trafficking of children. It’s a stance that makes the Silicon Valley giants uneasy allies of a website accused of providing an advertising platform for teen prostitution.

The companies and tech trade groups say online providers will face greater liability for speech and videos posted by users if federal lawmakers move against Backpage.com and its online classified ads.

Bill supporters disagree, saying the measure creates a narrow exception to deter lawbreakers and won’t harm the internet.

“There’s clearly a problem” as victims of sex trafficking advertised on Backpage repeatedly lose before judges who cite the federal immunity, said Yiota Souras, general counsel for the National Center for Missing and Exploited

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Google, Facebook worry over anti-prostitution bill’s fallout

Google and Facebook are among companies opposing a Senate bill aimed at squelching online trafficking of children. It’s a stance that makes the Silicon Valley giants uneasy allies of a website accused of providing an advertising platform for teen prostitution.

The companies and tech trade groups say online providers will face greater liability for speech and videos posted by users if federal lawmakers move against Backpage.com and its online classified ads.

Bill supporters disagree, saying the measure creates a narrow exception to deter lawbreakers and won’t harm the internet.

“There’s clearly a problem” as victims of sex trafficking advertised on Backpage repeatedly lose before judges who cite the federal immunity, said Yiota Souras, general counsel for the National Center for Missing and Exploited

Read more at: http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/business/google-facebook-worry-over-anti-prostitution-bills-fallout-20170915

Texas man forced 16-year-old daughter into prostitution with truckers after finding out she’d had sex

A Texas father forced his 16-year-old daughter to offer truck drivers sex for money after he learned she was sexually active, PEOPLE confirms.

On Monday, the man pleaded guilty to aggravated compelling of prostitution and later that same day was sentenced to 30 years in prison, a Harris County court official confirms. (To keep the victim’s identity anonymous, PEOPLE is not running her father’s name.)

The Baytown man was arrested in June 2015, after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received an anonymous call that a father was “pimping” his daughter, a statement released by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office states.

According to JoAnne Musick, Sex Crimes Division Chief of the DA’s office, the 16-year-old told investigators in 2014 she was forced into prostitution by her father after he learned she had had sex with a peer.

“He basically told her, ‘Well, if this is how you’re going to act, we might

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Texas father who forced daughter into prostitution is sentenced

A Houston-area man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday for forcing his daughter into prostitution.

The man was sentenced in Harris County after pleading guilty to aggravated compelling of prostitution. He was arrested in June 2015 following an undercover investigation by the Houston Police Department’s Vice Division and the FBI, part of Houston’s Child Exploitation Task Force.

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“It’s believing in her (the daughter), and then building a case with evidence that supports her story, if it does,” said JoAnne Musick, chief of Harris County District Attorney’s Office of Sex Crimes Division.

Fox News will not identify the man to protect the identity of his daughter, a victim of a sex crime. 

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The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received the initial tip that the man was prostituting his daughter. They also learned

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Man sentenced to 30 years in prison for forcing teenager into prostitution

BAYTOWN, Texas – A Baytown man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for forcing a teenager to work for him as prostitute, the Harris County District’s Attorney announced.

Scott Rodney Robinson was sentenced after pleading guilty to aggravated compelling of prostitution.

Robinson, 46, was arrested in June last year after the Houston Police Department’s Vice Division and FBI conducted an undercover sting.

“The facts showed that Scott Robinson forced (the teenager) into the depths of the illegal sex industry,” said JoAnne Musick, chief of the Harris County District’s Attorney’s Sex Crimes Division. “His depravity earned him decades in state prison.”

The teen told authorities that when Robinson first learned she was having sex with boys, he told her that if she was going to act like a prostitute, she might as well be one, investigators said.

The teenager said that Robinson forced her to knock on the doors of tractor-trailer rigs parked at truck stops

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