By: Deborah Richardson January 25, 2020
Georgia’s movement to end human trafficking began in 2000 with legislation that made pimping and pandering children a felony. Until then, children as young as age 10 were arrested and detained for child prostitution, while predators trafficking and buying these children only faced a misdemeanor. There were no safe houses or therapeutic facilities. Instead, children remained in juvenile detention and returned to environments where they were often re-victimized.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / Read Full Article