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Wednesday, 24 April 2013 08:34

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(Vargas preparing to introduce his first bill)….If passed, the Bill would strengthen laws against child sex trafficking. The Child Protection Act of 2012, also known as Hazel’s Law. Congressman Juan Vargas’ bill would remove the requirement in that act that prosecutors have to demonstrate that an accused sex trafficker knew that the victim was a minor. The Congressman said that was an almost impossible feat. Vargas said the law would prevent child sex traffickers from getting lighter sentences because their knowledge of the victim’s age could not be proven in court. Vargas represents parts of San Diego and all of Imperial County.