South Carolina To Crack Down on Human Trafficking

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said his office is getting ready to crack down on human trafficking with a new state law that gives his office more tools to fight selling people for sex or labor.

One part of the new law requires police officers to ask women arrested for prostitution if they are working against their will. Anyone who is being forced into the sex trade will not be prosecuted. The law also expands who can face criminal charges or civil penalties for assisting in human trafficking, meaning prosecutors can go after businesses such as massage parlors, storage units or tanning parlors that allow prostitution to go on at their establishments.

Learn more at The State article: SC official vows crackdown on human trafficking.

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