The Pitch‘s parent company responds to child-prostitution lawsuit against

Last week, a Missouri attorney filed a lawsuit against, claiming the website is a “safe house” for pimps and knowingly allowed Latasha Jewell McFarland to pimp out a 14-year-old girl on the website.

The Pitch‘s parent company, Village Voice Media, runs, an online

classified-ad site similar to Craigslist. VVM attorney Steve Suskin says the lawsuit, filed on behalf of an unnamed minor and her mother by Robert Pedroli, is “riddled with errors,” and that the company actually helped law enforcement track down the alleged perv.

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