US Senate must follow House lead in combating human trafficking

August 17, 2017

While we have made great strides apprehending and prosecuting traffickers, we still lag far behind on both preventing young people from being sold into slavery and holding buyers accountable for the crimes they commit against children, crimes often facilitated on the Internet. Political will and support for current legislation, including Rep. Ann Wagner’s (R-Mo.) Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017, from both sides of the aisle, will address these pressing aspects of the marketplace of victimization.

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