Maine Teen Sex Traffick, Small but Growing

Maine Teen Sex Traffic Small but Growing

A bill was signed into law this month increasing penalties for those who sexually exploit people under various conditions.

 

David Hench

Kennebec Journal

July 31, 2013

 

Maine has taken steps to address what advocates say is a growing problem with sex trafficking. This month, Gov. Paul LePage signed into law a bill sponsored by Rep. Mark Dion, D-Portland, that increases the penalties for repeat offenders and for those who sexually exploit people with mental disabilities or immigrants by withholding their passports. It also identifies such conduct as sex trafficking rather than promotion of prostitution to more accurately describe it. Read more here.