US Lawmakers Introduce Child Sex Trafficking Bill
Last month, we blogged about a rescue of more than 100 sexually exploited children by the FBI in Operation Cross Country, a nationwide sweep of sex traffickers in the US. Some 150 people were arrested, mostly “pimps” who profit from sexually exploiting children.
We are glad to report that as a result of last month’s breakthrough, lawmakers in the United States have “kicked it up a notch” with a child sex trafficking bill geared at prevention. A bill was introduced last week in Congress, the End Sex Trafficking Act of 2013, going a step further, calling for those “patrons” who seek sex with children to also be federally prosecuted.
[quote type=”center”]Soliciting or obtaining sex with minors, paying to have sex with a child, is a crime — period, end of story. This is a monumentally important bill that will do more to curb this terrible crime of [sexual] slavery in the 21st Century.[/quote]