Senator McGuire –

As a former victim of U.S. domestic minor sex  trafficking, I appeal to your  compassion. Sex trafficking victims and sex workers need equal access to the law without discrimination, and without fear of harassment or arrest.

SB 21 would allow anyone in Alaska’s sex trade, whether by choice, circumstance, or coercion, to make police reports about violent crimes without the fear of being charged with prostitution.

Even street based or semi transient women need to be able to report crimes, suspicions or observations without fear of prostitution charges.

Please. Remember Robert Christian Hansen. Don’t leave victims at the hands of  predators because of fear to communicate with law enforcement or authority.

Don’t leave Alaskan  sex trade workers  or sex trafficking victims behind

– protect each life as sacred by offering all women of your state agency and voice –

Melanie Dante: Goddard College BA 2003 / HAS MA 2006

Presenting discussion on survival sex, sex work and sex trafficking since 2003

Text of Bill

00 SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL NO. 21

01 “An Act relating to immunity from prosecution for the crime of prostitution.”

02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:

03  * Section 1. AS 11.66.100 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:

04 (e)  A person may not be prosecuted under (a)(1) of this section if the

05  (1)  person witnessed or was a victim of, and reported to law

06 enforcement in good faith, one or more of the following crimes:

07                      (A)  murder in the first degree under AS 11.41.100;

08                      (B)  murder in the second degree under AS 11.41.110;

09                      (C)  manslaughter under AS 11.41.120;

10                      (D)  criminally negligent homicide under AS 11.41.130;

11                      (E)  assault in the first degree under AS 11.41.200;

12                      (F)  assault in the second degree under AS 11.41.210;

13                      (G)  assault in the third degree under AS 11.41.220;

14                      (H)  assault in the fourth degree under AS 11.41.230;

15                      (I)  sexual assault in the first degree under AS 11.41.410;

01                      (J)  sexual assault in the second degree under AS 11.41.420;

02                      (K)  sexual assault in the third degree under AS 11.41.425;

03                      (L)  sexual assault in the fourth degree under AS 11.41.427;

04                      (M)  sex trafficking in the first degree under AS 11.66.110;

05                      (N)  sex trafficking in the second degree under AS 11.66.120;

06                      (O)  sex trafficking in the third degree under AS 11.66.130; or

07                      (P)  sex trafficking in the fourth degree under AS 11.66.135;

08 (2)  evidence supporting the prosecution under (a)(1) of this section

09   was obtained or discovered as a result of the person reporting the crime to law

10   enforcement; and

11   (3)  person cooperated with law enforcement personnel.

 

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