Yesterday, Nebraska Legislators advanced LB 843, a bill that if passed, would ensure that if an individual is a victim of sex trafficking they could not also be charged with prostitution. Nate Grasz, NFA’s Policy and Research analyst was at the State Capitol when Senators advanced the bill to Select File. Here was his update:

LB 843 Update

An anti-human trafficking bill just advanced to the next round of debate! Nate provides an update straight from the Capitol.https://nebraskafamilyalliance.org/policy/human-trafficking/

Posted by Nebraska Family Alliance on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

 

Labor and sex-trafficking are crimes that are unfortunately happening right here in Nebraska. In January of this year, a Lincoln man and woman have been charged with human trafficking in Hall Country (Grand Island). Maruiece L. Johnson and Katie M. Brandt have been accused of engaing in sex-trafficking of a woman between December 11-16 in three states, according to court documents. (Lincoln Journal Star)

Victims of sex-trafficking are usually recruited through false promises of love and support, and sometimes through kidnapping or abduction. These victims deserve to be protected from being charged with prostitution.

According to the United Nation’s Internation Labor Organization, the are an estimated 12.3  -27 million people kept in forced labor, bonded labor, forced child labor and sexual servitude at any give time in our world today. (www.freetheslaves.net)

If you think you have come in contact with a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-3737-888 or visit www.polarisproject.org for more information and resources.

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