STATEMENT – NCOSE Praises Department of Justice for Takedown of Top Sex Trafficking Site CityXGuide.com

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Washington, DC (June 19, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) commended the U.S. Department of Justice for indicting the owner of the notorious sex trafficking site CityXGuide.com. A 28-count indictment against Wilhan Martono was issued on June 2 and announced today. After the notorious Backpage.com platform was shuttered in 2018, CityXGuide stepped up to replace it.

“All websites facilitating sex trafficking must be vigorously prosecuted and we commend Attorney General William Barr and the U.S. Attorney in Northern Texas, Erin Nealy Cox, for prosecuting Martono and seizing CityXGuide,” said Patrick A. Trueman, president and CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

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NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.

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The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.

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NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.

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