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Craigslist Sticking With "Erotic Services"

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The death of an advertiser isn't deterring the founder of Craigslist from keeping the "erotic services" section of the Web site open.

Craig Newmark contends his site already allows users to flag inappropriate material they believe should be removed.

Criticism has intensified after a Boston University medical student was accused of killing a masseuse who advertised on Craigslist.

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal had asked Craigslist to immediately eliminate photographs in the "erotic services" section.

Blumenthal also asked Craigslist to hire staff to screen images and ads that violate the site's terms of service and fine users who violate those terms.

Philip Markoff is charged with killing Julissa Brisman.

He's also charged in a robbery of another masseuse police say he met through Craigslist.


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