A fighting chance for exploited kids
Minnesota is trying a different tack to help young people trapped in the sex trade: Treat them like abused kids needing help and support, not like criminals.
Minnesota’s Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Youth Law went into full effect Friday.
The law decriminalizes prostitution charges for youth under 18, increases the penalties for buyers (Johns), and creates a statewide system for helping sexually exploited youth.
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