AP -- The can be found online or in the back of some newspapers. And sometimes the young women and men touted in those are minors.
She went by such names as Autumn and Diamond, often billed as an year-old. Katell said she knew of at least one year-old girl who was also being prostituted by the same pimp.
Amann is asking his former colleagues to support legislation this session that could make the publishers of such escort advertisements, both online and in print, criminally liable if the are actually about the sexual exploitation of minors. The legislation before the Judiciary Committee requires publishers to get verification of the age of the person featured in the ad before running it. VanDerHoef said many newspapers published in Connecticut sell advertising for personals or dating that may be sexual in nature.
He said the process for running those types ofwhich he said is protected under the First Amendment of the U. In February, the Washington state Legislature approved a bill that makes it a felony to knowingly sell or disseminate an ad for commercial sex that features a minor. The bill has been sent to the governor for her ature. Bechard said Back. Bechard also pointed to in weekly print publications in Connecticut, such as the Hartford Advocate, as a front for the sex trafficking of minors.
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