Think you won't get arrested? Think twice.
Texas is increasing its efforts to address demand for sex trafficking and illegal commercial sex.
In 2017 Texas law enforcement arrested more sex buyers than ever before.
If you buy sex, it could have been you.
Getting busted even once can put you in jail for six months with a $2,000 fine. Get caught again and you face up to one year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine. Solicit a minor and you will be imprisoned for 2 to 20 years and be punished by a fine up to $10,000, regardless of whether you knew their age. The average person in a life of prostitution was first prostituted as a minor. Are you willing to take the risk?
Pursuant to the recently enacted Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, federal sex trafficking law now covers a criminal who "solicits or patronizes" a sex trafficking victim. In other words, it is now clear to judges, juries, prosecutors, and law enforcement that sex buyers may be convicted as sex trafficking offenders. Buy sex from a minor or coerced adult and face up to life in federal prison.
News Coverage of Recent Buyer Arrests
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