3. The current Department of Justice Model Law should be withdrawn and its effects remediated. Currently, the law (now taking precedence over laws in 33 states) requires the virtually impossible task of proving force, fraud or coercion before a trafficker can be convicted. Most victims are too scared to testify against their pimp, so when a criminal is shown to have taken money from a prostituted girl or woman and hasn’t filed a W2 form, it is obvious that he or she IS a pimp and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Our coalition is making history in its efforts to end the horrible crime of human trafficking. The 2007 TVPRA could make it possible to end the sex trade industry, with the sexual predators punished and victims restored to a bright future. I dream of the day when little girls will be able to play safely without having to look over their shoulders in fear. I dream of the day when vulnerable teenagers and naïve and desperate women are no longer targeted by predators who view them as commodities for sexual exploitation.