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Is why did Joseph runs and I think we know -- -- bizarre aren't getting prosecuted.
What's going on Elizabeth.
Well we've been following this very disturbing instead of human trafficking not only across the globe but across the nation and specifically here in Georgia where we know according to.
A governor studied at more than 7000 men are paying for sex a month 400 of those.
Are buying sex with adolescent girls and why -- things that we're learning is that it's very difficult.
For a lot of force and agencies to identified.
That buyers the -- in these cases.
Here's what one detected in Cobb County told must take a listen.
The issue when.
John is because people -- -- is that politically they're not known to the victim that may not know a first name last name.
-- you know what they drive where they live and -- half -- to give us any information about them.
Now Cobb County works on about.
Cases a month in the past year one buyer has been charged and prosecuted but the reason is so difficult.
To crack down on the buyers in around Atlanta is -- Very much the fear that resonates in the victims as well as cooperating entrusting law enforcement and identifying.
These men like she -- is very difficult for these victims to identified -- -- and and -- police do charge a buyer with pandering.
Will you be able to convince a jury beyond a reasonable doubts here -- of this active said about that take a -- We can make it arrested -- that -- that in any event that it goes to trial.
One of the things you have to be -- -- -- -- that element of that crime have been met.
Beyond a reasonable doubt right so if the code section itself tends to be a little compute things that can be confusing to a jury.
Where as child molestation is.
-- less confusing.
A jury pool to.
See that that element of that -- have been met them.
That being said tougher lives have been passed in Georgia Tech into full screen of house bill 200.
Freedom from human trafficking act which was passed last year.
A number of things make it and make it harder for clinical buyers or -- in the -- first of all expanding the definition of coercion is one of the instances.
Providing defense for prostitution victims as well as increasing the penalties for perpetrators and lastly reclining -- -- and agencies to establish training so all of these tools will help law enforcement to hopefully.
Continue prosecuting more of not just depends but also like he said the -- and the.
Writers to other states have.
-- other states Elizabeth has similar laws and how they compare.
Well Georgia is one of the toughest laws about 41 states do you have human trafficking lives -- but there wasn't study done by shared.
I hope international which is an -- I human trafficking.
Nonprofit group based in Washington State and they've conducted a study last year that says more than 50% of the nation states do not have lots providing.
Adequate protection to child victims of domestic minor sex trafficking in that study.
They said ten states escorted senior hired -- is one of that and Georgia's one has one of the toughest lives.
But 26 states got an asks so what shared -- basically did.
Was sent out suggestions recommendations for every state not only to crack on their lives but also.
To make sure that these victims are being treated like victims and not criminals.
Elizabeth -- thank you so much for being with us.
I hope we get to continue to follow this story it's an interesting story we -- well we're gonna pause take.
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