RI joins push against Craigslist

Providence, RI – Rhode Island is joining Connecticut and 15 other states in demanding that Craigslist remove its adult services section.

A letter signed by attorneys general claims the website has not been able to adequately block illegal ads that promote prostitution and child trafficking.

Craigslist promised back in 2008 that it would police the website.

The adult services ads came under scrutiny by authorities after a woman posting her services was killed by a client in Boston. The same man attempted to rob an escort at a Warwick hotel.