Rep. Craven bill that adds human traffickers to sex offender list passes House Judiciary
STATE HOUSE – Rep. Robert E. Craven’s legislation (2016-H 7318) that adds human and sexual traffickers to the sexual offender registration and community notification list was voted on and passed out of the House Committee on Judiciary last night. The bill will now head to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
“I fully support this legislation that makes sex traffickers part of the public sex offender registry. People who profit off of the sexual exploitation and enslavement of others are indeed sexual predators and they need to be identified as such and their surrounding communities deserve to know who and what they are – predators,” said Rep. Robert E. Craven (D-Dist. 32, North Kingstown).
The act would amend the sexual offender registration and community notification act by including persons convicted of involuntary servitude, trafficking of persons for forced labor or commercial sexual activity, and sex trafficking of a minor to those offense that are considered registerable offenses on the state sex offender list.
For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903