Georgia AG Chris Carr Applauds Deal’s Support for Measure to Combat Demand for Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
ATLANTA, GA – Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr today applauded Governor Nathan Deal on signing into law a bill that would help combat the demand for domestic minor sex trafficking.
“I’m especially pleased that Governor Deal and the the Georgia General Assembly recognize that the demand side of human trafficking is a problem that we can and should confront head-on,” said Carr. “In Georgia, 354 minors are sold for sex to 7,200 men every month. This abuse is appalling and must be stopped, and we are confident that this bill will send a strong message to buyers who engage in this horrific practice.”
The legislation, House Bill 732, passed the General Assembly unanimously in the House of Representatives and in the Senate on March 20, 2018. Carr also applauded members of the General Assembly for their support and leadership, including Senator Renee Unterman, Representatives Deborah Silcox, Christian Coomer, Bert Reeves, Mandi Ballinger and Rich Golick.
In office, Carr has made eradicating human trafficking a priority for Georgia. Carr serves on the Human Trafficking Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General.
In addition to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with law enforcement on the front lines of this fight, Carr supports several steps to eliminate this modern-day slavery: education, legislation, and restoration.
Carr also heads the “Demand an End” campaign, which is a partnership with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and StreetGrace, a Georgia-based non-profit organization. This nationwide effort serves to increase public awareness through state attorneys general offices that this horrific behavior is fueled by demand.
Under Carr’s leadership, the Office of the Attorney General will continue to partner with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the State Patrol, local law enforcement officials, the private sector and non-profit groups to educate our law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, school counselors, social workers, healthcare providers and the community on this crisis.