TEXAS Stop Treating Child Sex Trafficking Victims as Criminals

Targeting: The Governor of TX, The TX State Senate and The TX State House

Started by: Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS)

Texas state law allows minors to be charged with prostitution instead of being provided services, treatment and protection from adult predators.

Recently a 13 year old girl (B.W.) was arrested and convicted of prostitution in Harris County while her 32 year old pimp walked free.

(Read Change.org story here:

http://humantrafficking.change.org/blog/view/texas_da_prosecutes_girl_13_for_prostitution_while_her_pimp_32_walks)

Join GEMS in sending a message to the Harris County D.A.and elected Texas state officials to drop charges against B.W., arrest the pimp and make changes to state laws that children should be protected and NOT sold (or arrested)!

GEMS is the nation’s largest provider of services to commercially sexually exploited and domestically trafficked girls and young women. www.gems-girls.org

source: http://humantrafficking.change.org/actions/view/texas_stop_treating_child_sex_trafficking_victims_as_criminals

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