Californians Pass Proposition 35

Proposition 35, an effort to increase prison sentences and fines for human traffickers, has passed. Numerous prosecutors, law enforcement officials, and politicians endorsed the measure.

Proponents drafted the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act to make sex trafficking of a minor with force or fraud punishable with up to a life term in prison. They wanted to increase the fine for the offense to as much as $1.5 million from a maximum of $100,000, and to expand the definition of human trafficking to include creation and distribution of child pornography. The measure was also drafted to prevent re-victimization, prohibiting evidence of commercial sex acts by those were trafficked from being used against the victims in court.

Learn more at the Los Angeles Times article: Proposition 35, on human trafficking, passes, per AP.


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