Why Are Prostitution Cases Being Seen As Human Trafficking?

Historically, resolution of a first-time solicitation of prostitution case has been relatively painless.  The prosecution understood that there usually was no victim in a case wherein a police decoy was used and even when a true prostitute was involved, she (or he in some of our cases) was never deprived of money “for services.”  This all changed in 2017 when Jackie Lacey, the head Los Angeles District Attorney, began targeting human trafficking and prostitution being one of several ways human traffickers sought to exploit those seeking a better life in the United States.  To read more about this shift in how prostitution cases are handled, click on the following link.



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