June 19, 2020

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

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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