SC: Give states more power against sex trafficking

  • Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 10:19 p.m.

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina’s top prosecutor is urging Congress to give states more power in prosecuting prostitution and child sex trafficking cases.

Attorney General Alan Wilson said he is joining with dozens of other chief prosecutors in urging Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act. The attorneys general said they want lawmakers to empower state and local prosecutors to have better tools to prosecute cases involving trafficking and prostitution.

Wilson said the current federal law in question was drafted in 1996, when the Internet was in its infancy.

He said the law needs to be updated because criminals are always looking to use new technologies to exploit children.

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