Human Trafficking Legislation & Policies
Public Act No. 16-71: An Act Concerning Human Trafficking
Public Act No. 10-115: An Act Providing a Safe Harbor for Exploited Children
Public Act 12-141: An act concerning commercial sexual exploitation of a minor. This new statute defines commercial sexual exploitation of a minor as a person who knowingly purchases advertising space for an advertisement for a commercial sex act that includes a depiction of a minor. Commercial sexual exploitation of a minor is a class C felony.
Public Act 13-166: An act concerning sexual exploitation and trafficking in persons. Alignment with federal TVPA, Class C felony if the person knew or reasonably should have known at the time that such other person was either younger than the age of eighteen, forfeiture properties, affirmative defense for minors, vacating records, public awareness and prevention, ongoing monitoring of efforts to combat trafficking, mandatory data reporting, statewide oversight and monitoring body.
Public Act 14 -186 (S.B. 5040): An act concerning the Department of Children and Families and Protection of Children
HT victims classified as “uncared for” DCF to provide services
DCF provides training to law enforcement on human trafficking of minors
Creation of MDT’s to work with human trafficking cases