Sex trafficking bill clears NC Senate

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Submitted: Tue, 03/05/2013 - 2:46am
Updated: Tue, 03/12/2013 - 3:00pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — State legislators passed legislation requiring sex traffickers or pimps to register as sex offenders.

The bill, proposed by Sen. Thom Goolsby, passed the Senate in a unanimous vote Monday evening.

In a statement, Sen. Goolsby said, "Pimps should be stigmatized for the harm they do to women. They are the prime movers in the sex trade. Their days of anonymity will soon come to an end in North Carolina."

Sen. Goolsby says North Carolina is one of the country's top 10 states for sex trafficking.

The bill now heads to the House.


  • Guest61246 says:

    With all the serious and important problems that need to be addressed, Goolsby is worried about having pimps registered as sex offenders.

  • Vog46 says:

    and the original study used as a basis for this “law” stated that “due to the proximity of several military bases and NC’s extensive highway system, we estimate NC would rank 8th in sex trafficking.”

    Not one solid fact – just an estimate.
    Prostitution, and more importantly sex trafficking are tragic offenses.
    But lets see just how bad the problem is before we go promulgating laws. Goolsby is clearly pandering for women’s votes after that devastating trans vaginal wand advertisement by his opponent(which failed ultimately – but got a LOT of women upset).


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