OH: Don’t confuse prostitution with human trafficking.

Yesterday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 5 into law. The new law creates tougher criminal penalties for human traffickers. The Toledo Blade described the new law, as “the latest to tackle the state’s human trafficking problem, particularly when it comes to the sex trade. Past laws have increased penalties for traffickers and the “johns” who buy the services they’re…

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‘The Dr Phil Show’ uncovers new form of vigilantism by ‘pedophile hunters’ who ‘honeytrap’ child molesters and publicly shame them

[meaww.com – 12/11/19] Wednesday’s episode of ‘The Dr. Phil Show’ featured a unique phenomenon. Vigilante “pedophile-hunters” are a thing. Dr. Phil described it as a “controversial form of vigilantism that law enforcement is just not in favor of.” What these hunters, who are regular citizens, do is they bait potential child molesters to arrive at […] [Read More]

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MA: Tougher child rape penalties pushed

[gloucestertimes.com – 12/3/19] BOSTON — Convicted child rapists who commit new crimes could be sentenced to life without parole under a proposal by Gov. Charlie Baker to toughen sex offender laws. Baker’s proposal, which went before the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, would increase the penalty for rape of a child with force by someone […] [Read More]

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Should psychotherapists be required to report patients who look at child porn?

For years, California law required psychotherapists to report any patient who admitted developing, duplicating, printing or exchanging material depicting an obscene act involving a child. The therapists accepted that requirement. They regarded it as an obligation to report producers and distributors of child pornography. But when the Legislature amended the law in 2014 to reflect new […] [Read More]

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