Any reasonable person would assume an "adult" page (in the "Weekender") would be providing adult services. The ads with just phone numbers are likely to be for escort/prostitution. I don't they advertise for poetry reading. A man would naturally expect to perform coitus with some of the lovely dolls below.
Who took the money for this match to happen? The Times Leader. Did they know an illegal act would happen? Obviously yes. So wouldn't the Times Leader be at least partly liable? You would think.
Damned if they do and damned if they don't. There seems to be a lot of criminality and liability lying on the floors of businesses around town in the form of the Weekender.
PS The Times Leader editor is ultimately responsible for their part in the skin industry.This would be George Spohr.
Reporters like Bill O'Boyle, Jerry Lynette, Ed Lewis, Steve Mocarsky, Jenn Learn Andes, Roger Dupuis, and Mark Guydish and others have nothing to do with this.