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In the News: California Agrees There's No Such Thing as a Child Prostitute
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A recent article in Today USA, California Agrees There's No Such Thing as a Child Prostitute, highlights the passage of SB 1322, otherwise known as the “No Such Thing” bill. This bill will make the crimes of solicitation and loitering with intent to commit prostitution misdemeanors inapplicable to children younger than 18.

Also signed into legislation were: AB 1276, which affords minor victim-witnesses the ability to testify through closed circuit television so they do not have to face their exploiters in open court, AB 1761 which provides an affirmative defense to victims with convictions directly related to their exploitation, and AB 2948, which protects the privacy of victims of human trafficking and expedites prosecutions for buyers.

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Posted Tue, Sep 27 2016 7:55 AM by Susan Powell


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