Sex trade trafficking is slowly getting the attention it deserves, along with prostitution and pimping. England is passing a law that makes it a criminal offense to pay for sex with prostitutes, who are controlled by pimps:

Anyone who knowingly pays illegally trafficked women for sex could face rape charges, while kerb crawlers could face prosecution for a first offence.

There will also be more “naming and shaming” of kerb crawlers and new police powers to close brothels.

Buying or selling sex is legal but soliciting and pimping are not.

The changes bring the law in England and Wales more into line with Scotland, where anyone looking to pick up a prostitute faces a fine of up to £1,000.

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