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William D King: The CARES Act: What does it mean for sex trafficking victims?

The online landscape has created challenges for law enforcement when attempting to protect children from sexual predators says, William D King. The Communications Decency Act (CDA) was written with the best of intentions in mind, but it is clear that changes need to be made to better protect victims of sex trafficking. As Congress works through legislation regarding sex trafficking online, it is important lawmakers consider the implications this legislation may have on children exploited for commercial sex acts. This article will discuss what several bills currently before Congress mean for child victims of prostitution and possible unintended consequences that may arise if they are passed into law. The problem:   Online advertisement networks have created a massive online market for child sex trafficking. While most people understand that these sites provide an outlet to sell and purchase images of children being sexually exploited, most do not know that these same websites also offer an “adult” section where buyers can post requests for children who are available for commercial sex acts in the area. According… Read More »William D King: The CARES Act: What does it mean for sex trafficking victims?