California Law Enforcement Empowered to Impound Sex Buyers’ Cars

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Policy, Success Stories

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California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill that will deter sex buyers by allowing law enforcement officers to impound their cars. The two-year pilot program will be conducted in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Sacramento and enable police to remove a vehicle used in the “commission, or attempted commission, of pimping, pandering, or solicitation of prostitution.”

This program also requires law enforcement to offer a diversion program to prostituted persons, allowing victims of commercial sexual exploitation to receive support and exit services while holding buyers accountable for the role they play in causing harm to vulnerable people and perpetuating this illicit industry.

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