(Sedona, AZ) -- The Sedona home of the founder of Backpage.com has been swarmed with FBI officials. The agency confirms it is raiding the residence of Michael Lacey. The U.S. Department of Justice has seized backpage.com and affiliate websites as part of a multi-agency investigation.
The site's adult section has been the target of allegations of sex trafficking of minors and prostitution. Lacey and Jim Larkin, both former Phoenix New Times executives, created the site.