New legislation has recently been passed to make pimps and purchasers of child prostitutes responsible for their actions. Seems they have been hiding behind The Safe Harbor Act, or good faith act as some want to call it. It protects those responsible but not the victims of sex trafficking because of a loophole. The new piece of legislation closes that loophole and increases felony charges from a class E to class B for those responsible, making them equal to those accused of rape. The problem is, not every state has signed this new bill to date and some are contemplating if it is even worth signing for their state. To my knowledge, those that have signed or are about too are: Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Washington. There may be more, but that is all I could find at this time.
Are you against sex trafficking? Do you want to make a difference in your area? Contact your state representative and let them know that you support this new legislation and would like your governor to sign the bill. Creating harsher penalties for pimps and johns may make them think twice before getting involved. If not, it will put them behind bars a few years longer.