Those involved in human trafficating are scum.
What's the chances of our legislators taking similar action...
Posted: Saturday, 20 February 2010 10:55AM
Conn. Lawmakers Seek to Protect Child Prostitutes
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would offer legal protection to children and teens arrested for prostitution.
The General Assembly's Select Committee on Children is holding a public hearing Tuesday on the legislation, which establishes a presumption of prosecution that anyone under 17 years that's charged with prostitution was coerced and is a victim of human trafficking.
Sen. Robert Kane, a Republican from Watertown, proposed the legislation. He says the children and teens should be treated as victims and not criminals. He says they should be provided psychological help and not sent to a juvenile detention facility.
Kane says there's similar laws on the books in New York and California.