|Posted:||January 7, 2021 12:59 PM|
|From:||Representative Marci Mustello|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Expanding the list of prohibited activities that constitute the crime of unlawful contact with a minor (former HB 2176)|
|Human trafficking may be hidden in the shadows, but it remains a vile and dangerous threat in our Commonwealth. The average age a child is forced into sex slavery is 12 years old.
In the near future, I will be introducing legislation that will amend the Crimes Code, specifically Section 6318 of Title 18, to add certain prohibited activities that, if committed, constitute the crime of unlawful contact with a minor. This legislation is necessary as a result of amendments to existing sexual offenses and the creation of additional sexual offenses (human trafficking) in the Crimes Code. Significantly, this legislation will strengthen the ability of police and prosecutors to combat sexual violence and human trafficking throughout Pennsylvania.
Please join me in cosponsoring this important legislation.
Introduced as HB231