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Internet listings a boon for selling underage sex

If she tried hard, 14-year-old Jasmine could have sex with nine men a day. She'd start posting ads online at 2 or 3 p.m., in time to set up appointments with early commuters.

She'd finish by 5:30 a.m., exhausted and disgusted. The money — about $100 per trick — went to whichever pimp was profiting from her lost innocence.

In September, Sacramento police Sgt. Pam Seyffert and her vice unit picked up Jasmine at a Good Nite Inn near California State University, Sacramento. They'd found her the same way so many men had: on Craigslist.

Well-known as a free online community bulletin board, Craigslist has gained the dubious distinction of being a popular site for pimps to market young girls to customers, or "johns."

Read the full story at sacbee.com.

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