COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bunch of senators have authorized a invoice that may forestall prosecuting on prostitution fees anybody who’s a sufferer of intercourse trafficking.
A subcommittee despatched the bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday,
Supporters stated it was time to scrub up outdated language within the state’s prostitution legal guidelines now that there’s a higher understanding about how many individuals promoting intercourse are sometimes doing it towards their will. The provisions would stand for any crimes that are not violent.
The unique invoice solely utilized to folks beneath age 18, however the subcommittee agreed to ask to have it modified to anybody who’s a intercourse trafficking sufferer.
The proposal additionally permits anybody who was already convicted of prostitution or one other non-violent crime whereas being coerced by another person to ask a court docket to have their crimes expunged from their report.
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