This important bill will clamp down on the brutal crime of human trafficking of minors, increase fines given to johns who solicit commercial sex from minors, and help victims start a new life after they are trafficked.
Status: AB12 has been sent to the governor for his signature. Requires johns who solicit or procure commercial sex from a minor under the age of 16 to pay an additional $25,000 fine, which will be deposited in the Victim-Witness Assistance Fund. These funds may be appropriated to child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse victim counseling centers and prevention programs.
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