Group works to end sex trafficking in Houston
Published: Friday, April 20, 2012
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2012 02:04
Free the Captives’ campaign to both directly and indirectly pressure the Houston Police Department to arrest more clinets is based on precedent.
“Other major U.S cities, such as Boston and Chicago, have taken this approach targeting the buyers [clients] and have seen progress made against sex trafficking,” Garton said.
On the international stage, Sweden has seen significantly fewer prostitutes both on the streets and on the Internet, thanks to a revolutionary law set in place in 1995. Sweden’s law criminalizes the demand (clients) rather than the supply (the women) by enforcing a prison sentence of up to six years for pimps and 10 years for traffickers, according to humantrafficking.org.
Anyone interested in signing and writing a letter for the “Keys of Freedom” project may contact Garton at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.freethecaptiveshouston.com.