Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has announced major legislation to combat sex trafficking.
Klobuchar outlined legislation she plans to introduce giving prosecutors the needed tools to crack down on domestic minor sex trafficking. The bill will take Minnesota's "safe harbor" law national to make sure minors sold for sex aren't prosecuted as defendants, but are instead treated as victims.
Senator Klobuchar will introduce legislation modeled after the Safe Harbor laws recently passed in Minnesota. Safe harbor laws recognize that kids sold for sex are not criminals and should not be arrested, charged, or convicted under criminal law. The bill will help ensure all states have safe harbor laws similar to the Minnesota model.
Klobuchar's legislation will also take steps to protect immigrant communities often exploited by sex trafficking.