What’s Current: GirlsDoPorn creator arrested in Spain for sex trafficking scheme

Michael James Pratt, founder of a California-based porn empire that coerced young women into porn. (FBI via AP)
  • The man responsible for creating the porn website, GirlsDoPorn, has been arrested in Spain after being placed on the FBI’s ten most wanted for creating a sex trafficking scheme. The FBI says Michael James Pratt, 40, was arrested Wednesday, December 21 in Madrid, three years after he fled while facing federal charges of sex trafficking and producing child pornography. In 2019, he and others were charged in San Diego with sex crimes after being targeted in a civil lawsuit by 22 women who claimed they were victimized by fraud and breach of contract.
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