Modern-day slavery

Despite laws, reports the NY Times, few perpetrators of sexual slavery are arrested. Some police officers aren’t digging for information when they arrest prostitutes and some are making arrests for prostitution rather than trafficking in order to push their caseloads through.

Despite tough laws, few are arrested for sex trafficking

 A federal law passed in 2000 with life prison penalties has resulted in 196 cases with convictions against 419 people, according to the United States Department of Justice.

The scale of those numbers contrasts starkly with the 14,500 to 17,500 people the State Department estimates are brought into the United States each year for forced labor or sex.

Now that we’ve got the laws (not all countries do), we must enforce them. It’s an outrage that slavery exists again in the ‘modern’ world.

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