According to reports, Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter, is scheduled to come to Atlanta and discuss the current administration's plans to fight sex trafficking in the US.
Georgia has some serious statistics regarding human trafficking. In fact, Atlanta has been referred to as a sex trafficking hub in this country. As a Georgia Sex Crimes Lawyer, I will outline the law behind the offense of sex trafficking in the state of Georgia.
Sex Trafficking in Georgia
Sex trafficking in Georgia is defined by Georgia Law in O.C.G.A. §16-5-46 as:
When a person knowingly subjects another person to or maintains another person in sexual servitude or knowingly recruits, entices, harbors, transports, provides, or obtains by any means another for the purpose of sexual servitude.
By law, sexual servitude includes any sexually explicit conduct or performance involving sexually explicit conduct for which anything of value is directly or indirectly given, promised to, or received by any individual, which conduct is induced or obtained:
- By coercion or deception;
- From an individual who is under the age of 18 years;
- From an individual whom the accused believes to be under the age of 18 years;
- From an individual who has a development disability; or
- From an individual from whom the accused believes to have a development disability.
If convicted of trafficking an individual for labor or sexual servitude, a person will be guilty of a felony and will be punished by a prison term of ten to twenty years and a fine up to $100,000.00.
Furthermore, the penalty will be escalated if the person has a developmental disability or was under the age of 18 and was coerced or deceived into being trafficked for labor or sexual servitude. Upon conviction, the accused will be guilty of a felony and will receive a fine up to $100,000.00 and a prison term between twenty-five and fifty years.
Sex trafficking is one of the most serious Sex Crimes in Georgia. These offenses range from child molestation to rape to trafficking and pimping. If you have been accused of a sex crime, please call our offices now.
Just because someone has been accused of a sex crime does not mean that he or she is guilty of committing that offense.