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DE Lawmakers propose bills to help human trafficking victims

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are proposing legislation aimed at helping victims of human trafficking in Delaware.


One of the bills to be introduced Tuesday prohibits the conviction of anyone younger than age 18 for prostitution, based on the idea that anyone under 18 who is engaged in prostitution is a victim of human trafficking.

Another bill allows someone arrested or convicted for a crime other than a violent felony as a direct result of being a victim of human trafficking to pursue a pardon or expungement of that criminal record. The bill also mandates that public awareness signs about human trafficking be posted at certain specific locations, including strip clubs, job recruitment centers, hospitals and emergency care providers.

The bills are based on recommendations from the Delaware Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council.

 

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