President Trump Signs Law To Fight Sexual Predators

RESOURCES TO END SEX TRAFFICKING: The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA), which includes the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 (SESTA), will give law enforcement and victims new tools to fight sex trafficking.

  • FOSTA amends the Communications Act of 1934 to create an exception for sex trafficking, making it easier to target websites with legal action for enabling such crimes. Under the package:
    • the “Communications Decency Provisions” can no longer be construed to impair or limit civil action or criminal prosecution relating to sex trafficking; and
    • those benefiting from “participating in a venture,” knowingly assisting supporting, or facilitating an act of sex trafficking are now in violation of the Federal criminal code.
  • In addition, FOSTA provides new legal recourse for victims and law enforcement alike, by:
    • enhancing penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to 25 years, or both—for people who promote or facilitate the prostitution of five or more people or who contribute to sex trafficking through reckless disregard;
    • allowing victims or damaged individuals of sex trafficking seek justice against websites that assist in the violation of Federal sex trafficking laws; and
    • enabling State law enforcement officials to take action against individuals or businesses that violate Federal sex trafficking laws.

HUMAN SEX TRAFFICKING IS AN EPIDEMIC: Human sex trafficking is a plague upon our great Nation and the world.

  • Sex trafficking is a global form of modern-day slavery in which individuals are coerced to perform commercial sex acts against their will.
    • Per the International Labor Organization, there may be as many as 24.9 million victims of forced labor across the world. Of these, 4.8 million were in forced sexual exploitation.
    • Over 99 percent of trafficked individuals trapped in forced sexual exploitation are women.
    • Over 21 percent of those trafficked for sex are children.
  • The United States is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children—both United States citizens and foreign nationals—victimized by human trafficking and sex trafficking.
    • In FY 2017, DHS’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (ICE/HSI) initiated 833 human trafficking cases, resulting in 1,602 arrests and 578 convictions, and identified 518 victims of human trafficking.
    • Since 2007, the National Human Trafficking Hotline has received reports of 22,191 sex trafficking cases in the United States.
    • Of the nearly 25,000 runaway children reports to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, one in seven were likely victims of child sex trafficking.
    • The underground sex economy is a multimillion dollar industry. A 2014 Urban Institute study estimated the combined worth of the underground sex economy in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Seattle, San Diego, and Washington, D.C., to be between $39.9 and $290 million.
  • The situations that sex trafficking victims face vary widely:
    • Some are manipulated or forced into prostitution by romantic partners;
    • Some are lured in with false job promises, frequently modeling or dancing; and
    • Some are forced into prostitution by parents or family members.
  • Sex trafficking happens to every population group and occurs in a wide range of venues, including online websites or ads, at varying businesses, and on the street.
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CONTINUING TO TAKE ACTION: Signing the FOSTA is a continuation of President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to take the fight to human traffickers.

  • The President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PTIF) is working around the clock to prosecute traffickers, protect victims, and prevent human trafficking.
  • In March 2018, in light of the impending passage of FOSTA, Ivanka Trump led a bipartisan, bicameral roundtable discussion on Human Trafficking.
  • Also in March 2018, the President appointed nine human trafficking survivors to serve on the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking for terms of two years.
  • The President designated January 2018 as “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month,” reaffirming his Administration’s commitment to do all in its power to end the horrific practice of human trafficking.
  • In September 2017, Ivanka Trump and Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan joined more than 20 world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly for a global call to end modern slavery and to announce the State Department’s $25 million grant to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery.
  • In February 2017, the President signed Executive Order 13773, “Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organization and Preventing International Trafficking.”

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RELATED: Loopholes in Child Trafficking Laws Put Victims—and American Citizens—At Risk

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Richard Boyle
Richard Boyle
2 years ago

This is kind of amusing since the President himself is something of sexual predator.

Alfred e Newman
Alfred e Newman
2 years ago
Reply to  Richard Boyle

What an a**hole
you are!!!

zee
zee
2 years ago
Reply to  Richard Boyle

Biden. young girls ( & they even move away from him). Thinks he is savvy & no one sees.

boone1
boone1
2 years ago
Reply to  Richard Boyle

Hey a**hole can you prove what you say if not STFU moron. And stop listening to fake news.

Bob
Bob
2 years ago
Reply to  Richard Boyle

Don’t be silly. bill “the rapist” clinton has been out of office for a long time.

Helen S. Higgason
2 years ago

Robert Boyle, You know u have to be some kind of nut, there’s no doubt it , u HAVE to be one of those ignorant lefties, for sure! If U can’t anything good about our President, please don’t say anything!!!! U know President Trump is doing the best he can, AFTER that poor excuse of a president, obama, …… left this country in a hellva mess, when he left office, So please, keep a button on u r Big Mouth!

Granny
Granny
2 years ago

Richard do you have proof that he is? You nor do I know if he stalked women for sex. Yes he been married three times, that doesn’t make him a predator. The media has made everyone believe he is. But other wise we don’t know and really that’s between him and his wives. You know what they say, if you have never sinned throw the first stone. I’m 76 and I would never pick up a stone, because some time in my life I know I have sinned.

Bernice
Bernice
2 years ago

Let us Pray for so many women who are enslaved by Drug addiction to not continue this means of paying for drugs. GOD CAN HELP THEM IF THEY TRUELY ASK HIM FOR HELP!!

Frank Nort5on
Frank Nort5on
2 years ago

You can tell who a man is by what he has done and how he treats his friends and family. Donald Trump has been vented by the millions of people who have voted for him, and the Electoral College Delegates of the states who have elected him president. Look at the time he has been president and what he has done. What other American president has done more in so short of time.

Our sex lives as adults are our own business. Especially in marriage. Successful men are those who can graduate from high school, get married, have children, and protect and support them. Our president has done so.much more than that.

zee
zee
2 years ago

Bottom Line: Here & Now __
No Human Trafficking = NO BLOOD/Abuse.
= NO Drugs. = NO Arms = NO WAR. = PEACE.
> All of the Above Satisfies a ‘Luciferian’ NWO
‘Establishment’ Agenda.
~ Exception to above IS Peace.

zee
zee
2 years ago
Reply to  zee

oops. Remove the ‘NO’s to satisfy ‘Agenda’.

Gracie P. Watts
2 years ago

Thank you, Mr. President for ridding this nation of the horror of this crime. I love that you are MAGA. I support you now and always. You have done numerous things that needed to be done for this country. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU.

Don Inglish
Don Inglish
2 years ago

Sessions needs to investigate the big investigater about his part in the selling of nucilar material to Russia. How much of the pie did he get, and from who? Did our Treasury Dept receove any payments for it?

Barbara
2 years ago

Human trafficking and the sexual abuse of children breaks the human spirit. It does not matter what political outlook they hold, this is a plaque of modern society. The victims may get better but will never know what they could have been.
I am grateful the President has taken this step but more needs to be done. Education of responsible citizens to end stereotyping of victims, breaking through the denial of how pervasive ritual abuse of children actually is, and effective incarceration (25yrs + social branding) of the perpetrators.
It will only change when we as a society treat it as the crime it is – a criminal intent to destroy another persons right to chose their own destiny. To ruin someone’s life.
What is the penalty for kidnapping? Seems we undervalue the damage human trafficking does if we use that standard.