California…The New Child Sex Trafficking Destination Hot Spot of The West…
Yep, wipe the cobwebs from your eyes…this is no California Dreamin’ story…
This is more equivalent to the STUFF of NIGHTMARES…and PART of the New California NIGHTMARE for ALL Children.
On January 1, 2017, with little fanfare and easy passage through the California Democrat-Controlled state legislature (⅔ super-majority), Senate Bill 1322, Commercial Sex Acts: Minors, goes into effect.
The full text of SB 1322 can be found here.
California legislators that supported the passage of SB 1322 can be found here.
And it IS just as BAD as it SOUNDS…
Sponsored by Democratic Senator, Holly Mitchell, SB 1322 decriminalizes any act of prostitution for children under 18. The State of California press Release says:
“The law is supposed to protect vulnerable children from adult abuse, yet we brand kids enmeshed in sex-for-pay with a scarlet ‘P’ and leave them subject to shame and prosecution,” said State Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), who introduced SB 1322. “This is our opportunity to do what we say is right in cases of sex trafficking: stop the exploiters and help the exploited.”
But others that actually work with child sex trafficking victims, had this to say about Senate Bill 1322:
“As Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, a national leader on human trafficking issues, told the media, “It just opens up the door for traffickers to use these kids to commit crimes and exploit them even worse.” Another prosecutor insightfully observed that if traffickers wrote legislation to protect themselves, it would read like SB 1322.”