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Mar 17, 2010 6:52 PM

Sheriff: Man sold wife's sexual services

A Minnesota man has been arrested in Chicago and charged with selling his wife's sexual services on Craigslist. 

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the woman had paid sexual encounters in eight states before she called a national anti-sex trafficking hot line. Dart says she went along with the scheme because her husband had threatened their young child.

The Associated Press doesn't generally identify victims of sexual abuse and isn't naming the man to avoid identifying his wife.  After Dart sued Craigslist last year for promoting prostitution, the company vowed to screen submissions to a new "adult services" section before posting them.

Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster says the company works with law enforcement when asked to help solve and prosecute crimes.

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