Breaking Through the Chains
by Pete Sessions on March 6, 2018 at 11:58 AM
I released the following statement applauding the passage of a measure to enhance criminal penalties for websites that facilitate sex trafficking:
It is inexcusable for any entity or individual to condone or participate in human sex trafficking. Unfortunately, the internet has provided these predators with a tool to advertise and solicit sex trafficking causing this horrific practice to spread like a cancer across our county and infect in our communities. Any website that engages in illegal prostitution or turns a blind eye to this heinous crime should be duly prosecuted and held accountable. Today’s bill provides prosecutors with the tools that they need to hold these websites accountable and stop these predators in their tracks.
I am proud to join my House colleagues in passing this critical measure to end this modern day slavery. I urge my Senate colleagues to act swiftly so we can provide justice for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have been impacted by sex trafficking.
To learn more about H.R. 1865, Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017, click here.