New Louisiana Human Trafficking Laws

  New Louisiana Laws Aim to Crack Down on Human Trafficking In the eyes of some social-service agencies and law-enforcement officials, Louisiana has proven to be a hub for human trafficking. Young women – some under 18, some a little older -- are regularly brought into the state, or recruited from within, and allegedly forced into prostitution by their handlers.   With that in mind, state Rep. Ronnie Johns, a Sulphur Republican, authored a few bills during the spring aimed at addressing the so-called human trafficking problem. Both bills received little or no opposition, and they have since been signed [...]

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Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2014

  In 2007, the U.S. Senate declared January 11 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day in an effort to raise the consciousness about this issue. When you hear the term, Human Trafficking, you probably think of sex slavery or forced prostitution.  I think that it is important for people to understand that the term is far more encompassing than that. Human trafficking is not just sex slavery. It is forced labor in cleaning services, farmlands, factories, nail salons and many other industries. It is holding humans captive, and forcing them to work for free, by threatening them.  It is essentially modern day slavery. [...]

Questions About Human Trafficking In Louisiana

  Questions About Human Trafficking and Sex Trafficking Louisiana   What is Human Trafficking? The statute for Human Trafficking in Louisiana may be found at La.R.S. 14:46.2. Contrary to popular belief, under Louisiana law, Human Trafficking is not defined as sex slavery or forced prostitution.  It seems as if, that is how human trafficking is always portrayed in the movies.  In the most basic terms human trafficking in Louisiana is when a person knowingly recruited, harbored, transported, solicited or maintained another person through fraud, deceit or force to provide labor. This also includes people who knowingly benefit and facilitate the [...]

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