Our Caucus is fighting human trafficking head on. We are introducing a bill package that will provide protections to those who have fallen victim of human trafficking by:

  • Creating a Human Trafficking Order of Protection Act to allow victims of human trafficking to obtain orders of protection against their traffickers
  • Adding “patronize” to involuntary sexual servitude of a minor in order to ensure buyers are held accountable as sex trafficking offenders
  • Removing the statute of limitations in the prosecution of human trafficking related offenses when the victim is under 18 years of age at the time of the offense
  • Removing the affirmative defense of mistake of age for the offense of patronizing a minor engaged in prostitution
  • Allowing a minor in juvenile court to petition the court for immediate sealing or expungement of their records if the participation in the underlying offense was a direct result of human trafficking
  • Creating an affirmative defense for victims of human trafficking who commit an offense as a result of being trafficked. Requires the victim to prove by clear and convincing evidence they are victims of human trafficking

Sign the petition to support protecting victims of human trafficking in Illinois. 

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