May 21, 2009

Legislation To Combat Child Prostitution! Way To Go Senator John Hambrick! Every State Should Be Following His LEAD!

Legislation to combat child prostitution
written by Charlie Butts
Thursday May 21, 2009 4:30:00 AM

Nevada's legislature has approved a bill that targets juvenile prostitution.

Senator John Hambrick, the bill's sponsor, tells OneNewsNow that the problem is serious -- especially in Las Vegas.

"Last year and the year before, the Metropolitan Police Department Vice Squad arrested roughly 207 pre-teenage prostitutes," he notes, "and they were prostituted out between 10 and 15 times a day, six days a week."

The bill targets the pimps in hopes to reduce the problem of human trafficking. "If these pimps are arrested and charged with trafficking minors after the criminal side is over, they will be subject to having their assets frozen to make sure they cannot get rid of them," Hambrick explains. "And upon conviction, those assets will subject to forfeiture."

He says the pimps make millions of dollars off the minors. If the children are 14 to 18 years old, the pimps will forfeit $100,000. If they are under 14, the forfeiture will be up to a half-million dollars.

The forfeited funds will be used to help the girls leave the illicit trade. The bill has been sent to Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons.

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