Montana Leaders Are Fighting Sex Trafficking
Senator Steve Daines is supporting legislation to crackdown on online sex trafficking.
“Sex trafficking is a growing problem in Montana,” said Daines. “We must take steps now to stop this abuse and protect vulnerable members of our community.”
Attorney General Tim Fox supports the new legislation and hopes the new law will make a difference. The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act stops federal liability protections for websites that support or help online sex trafficking. Additionally, it allows local prosecutors to go after websites that violate federal sex trafficking laws.
Attorney General Fox said “Individuals who engage in child sex trafficking are typically very adept at using technology to recruit and exploit their victims. The migratory nature of this crime has been underscored by the lack of federal laws necessary to enable investigators and prosecutors to bring online child sex traffickers to justice. I thank Senator Daines for co-sponsoring this bill, which will give states more power to prosecute online sex traffickers and protect children across the country.”