Tuesday, September 3, 2013
A "john" who attempted to pick up an officer posing as a prostitute is escorted in handcuffs to an area where he will be ticketed during a prostitution sting in Cicero, Ill., Aug. 15. Increasingly, experts in the field are applying the label human trafficking to domestic prostitution. And now more lawmakers, police and prosecutors across the country are starting to shift their view on this, too. Increasingly, they are focusing on arresting traffickers and customers ("pimps" and "johns") and on getting help for prostitutes.
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