WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - The Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 130, the “End Demand Act.” }}" />

   
 
 
Ohio House Passes Legislation To Combat Human Trafficking

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 6/27/2013The Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 130, the “End Demand Act.” The bill is aimed at reducing the market-driven demand for human sex trafficking by holding offenders—often referred to as “buyers” or “johns”—more accountable. The provisions of HB 130 were developed by various stakeholders, including the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission. The provisions of House Bill 130 include: •Increasing the penalty for solicitation of a minor from a misdemeanor to a felony•Eliminating the requirement that 16 and 17-year-olds who are solicited are also victims of human trafficking in order for the john to be guilty of importuning•Prohibiting a person from purchasing or obtaining advertising space for an advertisement for sexual activity for hire that includes the depiction of a minor•Making it unlawful to advertise the practice of massage unless the person has appropriate certification•Including “electronic means” to Ohio law in reference to promoting prostitution House Bill 130 will now move to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Bucyrus Fire Department responds to two different reports of structure fires. Full Story
Image1 Johnny Biggs, on Lexington Springmill Road in Ontario, donates gift cards and other items to victims of the Stimens Apartment fire. Full Story
 
Image1 The up and coming Phoenix Brewing Company in downtown Mansfield places in statewide competition. Full Story
Image1 Fifteen businesses in Richland County are cited in a multi- agency alcohol and tobacco sales compliance operation. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

15 businesses cited in alcohol/tobacco compliance checks

Stimens Apartment Building On Maple Street Gutted By Fire

Lexington Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement

Ground Broken For Townplace Suites By Marriott Hotel

Victims of deadly mobile fire identified

Mansfield Salvation Army Kicks-Off Red Kettle Campaign

Celebration of Lights Honors Loved Ones

Churches and organizations offering free Thanksgiving meals

More News