§ 18.2-357.1. Commercial sex trafficking; penalties. A. Any person who, with the intent to receive money or other valuable thing or to assist another in receiving money or other valuable thing from the earnings of a person from prostitution or unlawful sexual intercourse in violation of subsection A of § 18.2-346, solicits, invites, recruits, encourages, or otherwise causes or attempts to. Sex Trafficking Study Findings •The traditional criminal justice response to sex trafficking is not working. Since Virginia’s commercial sex trafficking statute was enacted in 2015, the large majority of arrests and prosecutions have occurred in one locality. •Virginia needs to .
Hampton Roads is a hotspot for human trafficking because of its large military presence, tourism and easy access to major highways, which make transport of victims easier, said Dede Wallace,Author: Robyn Sidersky The Virginian-Pilot. sex trafficking is difficult to identify and address due to its unique characteristics and intersection with numerous other problems facing Virginia. The use of the traditional criminal justice process alone to address sex trafficking is not working. Combating sex trafficking in Virginia requires a proactive, collaborative, and multi-.
The federal Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act defines human trafficking, in part, as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purposes of commercial sex acts or labor services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Jan 03, 2018 · One of the most frightening consequences of the US opioid epidemic is unfolding in West Virginia, where some parents have traded their own daughters for money to feed their heroin dependence, West Virginia Public Radio reported Wednesday. The persistent sex trafficking has gone unrecognized in West.