The sex trafficking of minors in Pennsylvania could become a first-degree felony under new legislation, House Bill 2016, that targets traffickers and protects their victims.
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From PA Independent:
Bipartisan state House and Senate proposals, House Bill 235 and Senate Bill 338, would require rest-stops, bars, motels, welcome areas, strip clubs, massage parlors and other businesses to post an 8 ½-inch-by-11-inch sign with a 28-point font size that reads:
“If you or someone you know is being forced to engage in any activity and cannot leave — whether it is commercial sex, housework, farm work or any other activity — call the National Human Trafficking Hotline.” The number is 1-888-373-7888.
Lawmakers want these proposals to put a dent in local prostitution, which is prominent at local massage parlors, said state Rep. Paul Clymer, R-Bucks, who is sponsoring HB 235.