State Rep. Plans Juvenile Sex Trafficking Bill Amid Calls for Cyntoia Brown Clemency - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 4, 2019
State Rep. London Lamar, D-Memphis, said this week she plans to sponsor legislation closing a criminal justice “loophole” for children accused of violence while being trafficked, The Daily Memphian reports. Lamar contends that minors involved in sex trafficking shouldn’t be tried as adults if they commit a violent crime because they feel their life is threatened. The freshman representative announced the bill during a press conference calling for clemency for Cyntoia Brown, who was convicted for murder at 16 of a man she says picked her up as a prostitute.