The image shows a woman draped against the wall of a hotel room, face obscured but her body in a seductive pose.
“Hi Guys!!! Looking to get into somthin??? Look no further,” the ad on a Charlotte-area site of Backpage.com reads. “Im available right now …so what are you waiting for??? Call me”
The July 26 advertisement included an Atlanta-area phone number. The woman’s name was Blackberry.
Around 11 p.m. on the same day, court documents obtained by the Observer say, a prostitute named Blackberry walked into a room at the University Executive Drive Holiday Inn – in a bustling business park near a hospital, a shopping center and a police station.
But instead of a client, she found an undercover officer, according to the criminal complaint. The encounter was part of a national campaign to crack down on sex trafficking.
Court documents provide a window into the growing crimes of Internet-based prostitution and human trafficking in Charlotte. Advocates estimate Internet solicitation accounts for 80 percent of prostitution in America.
Documents reveal web sex trafficking in CharlotteIn Child Sex Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on August 9, 2013 at 4:26 pm
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/08/05/4214061/court-documents-detail-internet.html#storylink=cpy