State Senator Jose Peralta took aim at the prostitution industry this week
State Senator Jose Peralta took aim at the prostitution industry this week.
The East Elmhurst Democrat introduced a bill that would require taxi drivers to be aware of the human trafficking business. He is also co-sponsoring legislation that would up fines and jail sentences for johns.
"We have to dispel the dangerous notion that prostitution is a victimless crime, " Peralta said.
"Many women from around the world and across the country are brought here and enslaved, forced to have sex with strangers for the profit of human traffickers and pimps.
by Claire Trapasso
Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 00:00