Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Watch Live

KPBS Midday Edition

GirlsDoPorn operator pleads guilty to sex trafficking

The Federal Justice Center in downtown San Diego in this undated photo.
Alexander Nguyen / KPBS
The Federal Justice Center in downtown San Diego in this undated photo.

The victims were recruited as models, only to find themselves in the middle of a pornographic sex trafficking operation.

GirlsDoPorn operator Matthew Isaac Wolfe pleaded guilty last week to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.

Wolfe's business partner, Michael James Pratt, remains a fugitive.


"The scheme involved recruiting 18-,19-, 20-year-old women from all over the country, and they were recruited as models to come to San Diego, and then it was only until they got here that they were told they'd be filming sex videos," said Kristina Davis, who's been covering this case for The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Davis joined Midday Edition to talk about her recent article, which breaks down the case and how young women were lured into sex trafficking.

KPBS has created a public safety coverage policy to guide decisions on what stories we prioritize, as well as whose narratives we need to include to tell complete stories that best serve our audiences. This policy was shaped through months of training with the Poynter Institute and feedback from the community. You can read the full policy here.