A woman who worked as a prostitute for five years said she was coached by her pimp on how to post ads and pictures on websites without entrapping herself. Law enforcement officials say technology and the Internet are changing the face of prostitution. Ref. Source 4k.
A former sex-trade victim has written a book and joined other victims to speak out in support of a new California law that forbids the arrest of children for prostitution. Wendy Barnes is critical of a lawmaker who's argued the state legalized child prostitution. Ref. Source 5x.
California Sex Trafficking Justice & Security Laws
Bill targets sex traffickers' profits
Assemblyman Brian Maienschein has introduced a bill that would would give state and local governments the ability to sue sex traffickers in civil court. While prosecutors would likely still pursue criminal convictions, the bill gives authorities another tool. Ref. Source 7i.