An Act on Human Labor and Sex Trafficking
~ Each year, more than 1 million children enter the global sex trade, translating into some 30 million children over 30 years, "who have lost their childhood" through rape and exploitation.
An estimated 16,000 children and woman are annually trafficked in the the United Sates for sexual services and the trend is accelerating.
Trafficking across the Mexico-Texas border is only a first-degree felony if the crime is done to a person 14 years old or younger.
We are requesting a stricker and harsher punishment to those who violate a person regardless of age.
This Bill amends the Penal Code to make it a felony offense for a person to intentionally recruit, harbor, transport, provide, solicit, or obtain another person through fraud, force or coercion to provide services, labor or prostitution.
In a prosecution under this bill the consent or age of the victim is not a defense, and the first degree felony shall be without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.
We, the undersigned, support the Bill.
The An Act on Human Labor and Sex Trafficking petition to Texas Penal Code was written by Stop Human Trafficking (Tx State University) and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.