A series of bills targeting sex crimes are being introduced at the State Capitol. One, in particular, is taking a new approach:
A bi-partisan effort, led by Democratic Senator Ted Lieu, aims to protect children from sexual exploitation and slavery by targeting those who BUY the sex.
"People who solicit the prostitutes, who engage in the sex, we wanna flip the paradigm and go after them and therefore decrease economic incentive to do so," said Lieu.
The Senator added that money from increased fines will help fund counseling for victims of child prostitution. Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff and Democrat Holly Mitchell are among the bill's co-authors.