Governor Ducey Signs Legislation Making It Easier To Prosecute Child Sex Traffickers

News Release April 18, 2017
PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today signed legislation to make an important change in the definition of child sex trafficking. House Bill 2238 appropriately replaces the term “child prostitution” with “child sex trafficking.”

“It’s time we start calling this horrendous crime what it is,” said Governor Ducey. “This legislation leaves no doubt that any criminal who attempts to engage in child sex trafficking will be prosecuted without reservation and to the fullest extent of the law. I commend the work of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Representative Eddie Farnsworth, and especially Cindy McCain to bring this bill to my desk. I am proud to work with them to help put an end to this modern-day slavery.”

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