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Sex trafficking immunity bill signed into law

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Posted at 3:46 PM, Apr 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 16:46:48-04
Adult sex trafficking victims caught working as prostitutes could receive immunity thanks to a new law.
 
Governor Pete Ricketts signed the bill into law Wednesday.  It extends legal immunity to juvenile sex trafficking victims to adults. Advocates say the current law punishes victims who are controlled or coerced by pimps. The new law is the latest in a series of steps the state is taking to fight human trafficking.
 
The law also creates a state fund to cover the costs of medical exams for sexual assault victims.