Delaware Senator Bryant Richardson and State Reps Helene Keeley and Mike Ramone brought forth legislation today that could curtail many activities with human sex trafficking in Delaware. In a sense, it could severely limit the ability of pimps to use websites such as Craigslist or Backpage to pimp out their victims. Senate Bill 75 would strengthen Delaware code by including key words such as “advertising”, “patronizing”, and “soliciting”. This is going after those kind of websites. This language is already written into federal law so it is adding to what should have already been in Delaware state code.
I’m very happy to see our legislators jumping on these common sense laws to protect children and even adults who are sucked into these crimes of humanity! For far too long, these pimps have used websites to lure johns into prostitution with people who are truly victims of the worst abuses humanity has to offer. By adding this wording, an alleged pimp could be prosecuted for using those websites in their despicable crimes.