Much needed legislation for U.S. child victims of sex trafficking

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Trafficking Legislation on the Way

Excitement was brewing on Capital Hill yesterday as, Senators Wyden (D-OR) and Cornyn (R-TX) Reintroduced the 2010 Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) Deterrence and Victims Support Act of 2010 (H.R. 5575). The 2010 Act, which was introduced by introduced this week by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), who were the co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Human Trafficking, to Congress, in June of that year.  The proposed legislation was Maloney and Smith response to the 2009 Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking report by Shared Hope International, which reported in-depth on the high prevalence of child sex trafficking in the United States.  The 2010 bill  had received significant support and many were poised to see the bill pass in December, sadly hopes were dashed as the bill failed to pass.

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