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Noem & U.S. House Pass Sex Trafficking Bills

May 21, 2014, 10:46 AM by Ben Dunsmoor

Noem & U.S. House Pass Sex Trafficking Bills
Rep. Kristi Noem

WASHINGTON D.C. -

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a package of legislation aimed at curbing sex trafficking across the country.

The measures passed Tuesday will create a National Human Trafficking hotline and improve the way states monitor and share information about children who are in foster care and at a higher risk of being trafficked.

Another piece of legislation allows prosecutors to charge websites with a federal crime for knowingly advertising sex with minors. The measure targets websites like backpage.com that often are used by sex traffickers to advertise young girls.

South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem co-sponsored the legislation and says it’s a step toward cracking down on this crime.

“I am proud to stand up beside my colleagues in Congress to pass legislation that better protects at-risk youth, helps survivors, and inflicts greater penalties on traffickers and buyers alike,” Noem said in a statement Tuesday.

Noem is now urging the U.S. Senate to take up the series of legislation.

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