Craigslist reluctantly agreed to crack down on prostitution ads on the famously no-holds barred site, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Sexual predator Kamari Nelson was sentenced last week to 200 years in prison for sexually brutalizing women he met on Craigslist. But the agreement with states' attorneys general has been in the works for months.
"We'd very much like the service to remain as it has been to the greatest extent possible," President Jim Buckmaster said, "while putting protections in place that sadly have been demonstrated to be necessary."
Under new rules, posters of erotic services ads will pay a small fee via credit card that will allow law enforcement to more easily track suspects. Craigslist will donate the proceeds to charity.