Legislators Target Sex Trafficking

by: Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the AFRO ssherman@afro.com 

December 14, 2016

Sex trafficking in Prince George’s County has been dealt a  severe blow with new legislation introduced to fine property owners, landlords, and tenants whose properties are used for prostitution.

The Prince George’s County Human Trafficking Task Force, in conjunction with the Workgroup to Study introduced by Councilmember Deni Taveras (D-Adelphi), Council Bill 59-2016. This bill expands and clarifies laws connected to sex trafficking, which many believe will protect those vulnerable to traffickers...