Backpage.com CEO Apprehended in Dallas on Human Trafficking-Related Warrants
Carl Ferrer, the CEO of Backpage.com was arrested in Dallas Thursday pursuant to human trafficking allegations in the state of California. The Amsterdam-based dot com entrepreneur was taken into custody of Texas officials on behalf of California. Texas law enforcement also executed a search of the company's Dallas offices.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the arrest and search to the media.
“Making money off the backs of innocent human beings by allowing them to be exploited for modern-day slavery is not acceptable in Texas,” Attorney General Paxton said. “I intend to use every resource my office has to make sure those who profit from the exploitation and trafficking of persons are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”