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Bills on prostitution exemption, 'revenge porn' advance at Capitol

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 25, 2014

~~<p>A bill to ramp up penalties for sex traffickers and to prohibit police from engaging in sexual penetration during prostitution investigations passed in a joint House-Senate conference committee Thursday, along with a bill that would criminalize so-called &quot;revenge porn.&quot;</p>
<p>&quot;I think this is another huge step forward to protect exploited women and definitely prostituted persons, so we're happy with the results,&quot; Kathryn Xian, executive director of the Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery, said after the committee vote.</p>
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A bill to ramp up penalties for sex traffickers and to prohibit police from engaging in sexual penetration during prostitution investigations passed in a joint House-Senate conference committee Thursday, along with a bill that would criminalize so-called "revenge porn."

"I think this is another huge step forward to protect exploited women and definitely prostituted persons, so we're happy with the results," Kathryn Xian, executive director of the Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery, said after the committee vote. Login for more...



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