Georgia Legislation Passes Tougher Sentencing for Traffickers

U.S. states have been drafting legislation to deal with the growing issue of Human Trafficking and Child Sex-Trafficking. Laws are being updated to create tougher sentences on traffickers and the people who pay for sex. In March of 2011, the Georgia House of Representatives passed some of the most progressive legislation in the country on girls and prostitution. The new rules impose higher fines and longer sentences, with a 25-year minimum prison sentence for those found to have coerced someone under 18. Buying sex with a 16- year-old would bring a sentence of at least 5 years.

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