Historian Robert Beachy is the author of the new book "Gay Berlin: Birthplace of A Modern Identity," about the gay subculture that flourished in Berlin between World War I and the rise of the Nazis.
Task Forces Makes New Recommendation For Combating Sex Trafficking
Despite several attempts to punish johns who engage in teenage prostitution, lawmakers have so far failed to approve legislation. Now, a governor’s task force is making new recommendations on sex trafficking in hopes they can be the first step to breaking the gridlock. They include mandatory prison time for johns who have sex with children, whether or not they know the prostitute is underage. Task force member Grant Woods calls the abuse ‘epidemic,’
“We’re going to have to crack down on this,” Woods said. “We’re going to have to start realizing these girls are victims. They get thrown into this horrible life where they’re sold, where they’re beaten, where there’s drugs involved.”
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