Friday, March 18, 2011

Missouri Legislation Toughens Penalties for Sex Traffickers

The Missouri House also passed legislation to expand the definition of sex trafficking and increase fines and prison time for offenders by a 155-0 vote. The vote came just a few days before a state inmate and a Kansas City woman were indicted on federal sex-trafficking charges. The measure also requires offenders to pay restitution to victims, which could include the cost of mental and physical rehabilitation. It also would provide law enforcement officers with training on how to recognize a victim. []

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