Former teen prostitute of ‘I Am Jane Doe’ testifies in Backpage demo

A female described for jurors on Friday how, as a 15-yr-aged, she was bought as a prostitute on the categorised advertising web site Backpage, as aspect of the U.S. government’s case that accuses executives and workforce of Backpage of knowingly turning the web-site into an on line brothel.

“I would be raped for income,” reported Jessika Svendgard in the course of her testimony. Her story was interrupted the two by her sobbing and by protection lawyers raising objections.

Svendgard detailed how she was lured into prostitution immediately after jogging absent from property and how mobile phone calls from customers came from her Backpage ads. Her roughly 105-day stint as a teenage prostitute would end, she mentioned, when she was arrested in a lodge space. Svendgard described that as her “rescue.”

On the other hand, all through her Friday testimony, practically nothing she explained indicated that the six people billed with facilitating prostitution by way of Backpage realized of her ads or that she was staying sold for intercourse.