CT: Proposed Legislation Child Sex-Trafficking Vicitms Afforded Protection Instead of Prosecution

Connecticut: Prior to Connecticut's Safe Harbor Law last year, "Connecticut law allowed children of any age to be prosecuted for prostitution," says a new report from Connecticut Voices for Children.

Now with the Safe Harbor Law children under the age of 18, who are sexually abused, are entitled to protection under Connecticut's child welfare system, the report says.  The report adds that in most cases, law enforcement agencies treat children who are prostituted as victims and don't try to prosecute them.  Over the past two years, the department has become aware of over 65 cases of youth involved in domestic minor sex trafficking activity.

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