Bill to combat human trafficking signed into law

April 12th, 2014|

billGov. Jay Inslee recently signed legislation to combat the horrendous crime of human trafficking.

“I understand it is a common practice for victims to be forced into cheap labor, prostitution, and sexual exploitation by means of coercion,” said Sen. Karen Fraser, D-Olympia, who sponosored the legislation. “I sponsored Senate Bill 6339 that will make coercion a felony, I hope it will serve as both a deterrent and penalty for those guilty of these life-destroying crimes.”

The new law will take effect in June.