S.A. police patrolling Backpage.com in battle against sex trafficking

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by Mayra Moreno / KENS 5

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Posted on May 15, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 15 at 7:29 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- For years, Craigslist was known for its racy advertisements aimed at luring visitors into paying for a random sexual encounter. According to San Antonio authorities, prostitutes are now using a new site to solicit their business: Backpage.com.

"This page developed after Craigslist cleaned up their escort part of their program," said Sgt. Wayne Swindle of the San Antonio Police Department.

Swindle gas worked over 60 to 70 prostitution cases, making a solid 67 arrests in his career on the undercover vice unit. He sat down with KENS 5's Mayra Moreno to explain why new websites like Backpage.com make it even harder for detectives like himself to make cases.

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