Last week, the Pensacola Police Department announced its Operation Blue Shepard had led to the arrest of 25 men who were soliciting sex from minors over the internet. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has done several prostitution stings that have garnered publicity in the press.
Where has the Pensacola sex trade moved for its solicitations? Backpage.com
A reader can find escorts, back rubs, “adult jobs” and more. There are 22 post today seeking business. Here of some of the headlines (misspellings and all):
>>>> Pensacola Blue Eyed Angel< <<<< Avaliable now!!! - 24 Picture (P-cola,pace,milton,glf brz) JUlia and Michelle new in town... call for details - 26 Picture (pcola, Destin and surrounding areas) Sexy Southern Treat - 27 Picture sexy shawna summer sizzle special - 37 Picture (pensacola) NEW to area! THRILL RIDE WELL WORTH IT!! Woman from hawaii,exotic flavor!$80 Special - 26 Picture (Pensacola,FL) Soccer Mom............ - 38 Picture (Pensacola/Outcall) IM BACK 24Hr ~~ 2HR ~~~ 24Hr ~~~~~ ExOtiC PlAyMaTe ~~~24Hr ~~ 2HR ~~~ 24Hr ~~~~~ ExOtiC PlAyMaTe - 22 Picture (INCALL/OUTCALL 24/7) ☆ WheN Im GoOd*IM GOOD ☆ But, WheN Im BAD*IM EVEN BETTER— $100 INCALL SPECIALS NOW! - 25 Picture (PENSACOLA Gulf Beach Hwy & Fairfield Dr.)
“…lately Im feeling quite frisky..so for a short time from my safe cozy incall location I am prepared to offer you a special deal..oh yeah and if its a body slide you are seeking…well then let my skilled hands hone in on all those sore hard working spots you have….I am the one that will put that smile back on your face…you deserve it baby ”
“Tired of all the fakes? I want u all 2 myself! I’m REAL and wanting, I want to make u 4 get everything else,make ur adreniline rush,I wanna be ur bad girl! I’m a curvy 5’7,38DD 160#’s pretty brwn eyes,black/red hair …. I won’t tell, I can b discreet!!Let’s have fun, I’m gunna wind you up and watch you go off! I’m waiting 4 you!”
The IN has identified at least one escort that posts regularly to Backpage.com that is on probation for prostitution.
In 2006, State Attorney Bill Eddins, Escambia County and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement began investigating escort services advertising in the Pensacola News Journal, Northwest Florida Daily News, BellSouth’s The Real Yellow Pages and The Talking Phone Book.
Arrests were made. Escort services that were covers for prostitution rings were shutdown. Read our article on it: Inside the Sex Trade.
Backpage.com has gone unnoticed by law enforcement here, but not elsewhere. Actor Ashton Kutcher and his wife Demi Moore have called out the Village Voice, the company that owns the site, for creating a “digital brothel.”
The actor has tweeted American Airlines, Domino’s, Disney and Columbia University who put advertising on the publication’s site. American Airlines has pulled its ads. Read more.