It’s been more than a decade since Texas turned its focus to sex trafficking inside U.S. borders. In recent months, the effects seem to be reaching the streets.
Take one offender, convicted of human trafficking for associating with traffickers – he’s currently facing five life sentences. His conviction comes on the tail of Gov. Greg Abott signing five new bills taking hard aim at the sex trafficking trade.
The new legislation is a response to the in-depth examination of state law, its efficacy, and its limitations, and support comes in the form of a $54 million budget with the promise to continue funding indefinitely.
In today’s post, we cover what these newly passed bills address, and how the law works. [...]