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Craigslist Will Drop Erotic Services Ads in Deal with Three State AGs

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Facing pressure from attorneys general in three states, Craiglist has agreed to drop its erotic services advertising.

The online classified ad website will replace the category with “adult” listings that will be reviewed by its employees, the Associated Press reports. Craigslist acted after meetings with attorneys general from Illinois, Connecticut and Missouri.

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal led the negotiations, the Hartford Courant reports. “We will be monitoring closely to make sure this measure is more than just a name change,” Blumenthal said.

Pressure for the change has been building since medical student Philip Markoff was charged with murdering a masseuse he met through the website.

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