Kentucky Governor Signs Anti-Human Trafficking Bill

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed House Bill 3, the “Human Trafficking Victims Rights Act”,  which is designed to target individuals who exploit children for sexual purposes by increasing penalties and prison sentences and provide training so victims, advocates and law enforcement officers may better recognize signs of human child trafficking.

“I’m proud to sign this bill, which will increase protections for victims and strengthen penalties against those who would commit these terrible crimes,” Governor Beshear said in a press release. “This is an important bill, particularly for children, and I congratulate Rep. Sannie Overly for her tireless efforts to pass this legislation.”

The bill allows police and prosecutors to seize assets of those involved in human trafficking, and earmark the proceeds from those seized assets to pay for victim services. It also offers “safe harbor” protection, which allows human trafficking victims to receive treatment rather than jail time.

Learn more at the article: Governor Beshear signs human trafficking bill.


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