A coalition of local police teams arrested nine men from Clackamas County over the weekend who were pursuing local children for sex. The men arrested ranged in age from 21 to 66 years old. All nine were taken to the Clackamas County Jail, officials said. Each was charged with the online sexual corruption of a child; some received additional charges.
The coalition called INTERCEPT is led by the Clackamas County sheriff’s office, with the support of Oregon City Police department, Oregon and Washington State Police, and the Department of Homeland Security.
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US Senate Bill 104
A bill to provide for the vacating of certain convictions and expungement of certain arrests of victims of human trafficking.
US Senate Bill 1693
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of that Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sex trafficking. This bill is aimed at closing a loophole that has been exploited by some providers to assist in selling sex services online.
UPDATE – 04 Nov 17
Senate Bill 1693, also known as the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (Sesta) has been amended and now has the support from the internet Association, which includes Facebook, Google and Amazon among its members. This is a critical step to approval. For more information, see the BBC article on the subject.