DE State Senate Passes Bill to Protect Child Victims of Human Trafficking from Prosecution


The Delaware State Senate has passed SB 60 with a unanimous vote.  This measure will protect child victims of human trafficking from being prosecuted as criminals.  The measure states that no one younger than 18 years old can be convicted of prostitution under Delaware law.  This is part of a two-bill package that is aimed a helping victims of human trafficking to rebuild their lives.  The other measure is HB 102 which would provide a path to a clean slate for adult human trafficking victims who were forced into criminal activity, however violent felonies would not qualify.  HB 102 passed in the House last month and is currently in the Senate Judicial Committee.