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Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has said she plans to hold public hearings on how to address the issue, but Internet specialists say it will be difficult for law enforcement officials to curb illegal activities online. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment yesterday.
Palfrey and others said the change appeared to be the result of pressure from 17 attorneys general, including Coakley, who last month sent a letter to the company asking it to close its adult section.
It did not immediately return phone calls yesterday. Calls to crack down on such advertising intensified after the slaying of year-old Julissa Brisman in a Boston hotel room, allegedly by Philip Markoff after he responded to an ad she had posted on the website.
Markoff last month committed suicide in his cell at Nashua Street Jail, where he was awaiting trial. Jeff Lawrence, publisher of the Weekly Dig, a Boston-based publication, said he stopped accepting sex-for-sale in Material from Globe wire services was used in this report.
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