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ADVISORY: McMaster to Make Major Announcement Concerning Craigslist

May 4, 2009

ADVISORY: McMaster to Make Major Announcement Concerning Craigslist

Columbia, S.C. May 4, 2009 – Attorney General Henry McMaster will travel to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, where he will make a major announcement concerning the Internet classified website called craigslist.com.

The press conference will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, 305 Camson Road, Anderson, S.C. 29625.

A number of area law enforcement officials, including Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper, Pickens County Sheriff David Stone, and Oconee County Sheriff James Singleton, will join McMaster at the press conference.

In November 2008, craigslist entered into an agreement with forty (40) state Attorneys General and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (“NCMEC”) to put in place safeguards to combat unlawful activity and improve public safety on the craigslist Internet classified service.

Read the agreement here: http://www.scattorneygeneral.com /newsroom/pdf/2009/craigslist.pdf

Recent national events, along with ongoing law enforcement efforts in South Carolina clearly indicate that craigslist has not put in place sufficient safeguards in the last six (6) months to prohibit the Internet site from being used as a vehicle to advertise or solicit prostitution.

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Contact: Mark Plowden
Communications Director
803-734-3670
mplowden@ag.state.sc.us

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