California’s Proposition 35 delivering harsher sentencing against human traffickers

The voters of California overwhelmingly approved Proposition 35 during the 2012 elections.  Proposition 35 calls for significantly harsher prison time and fines against human traffickers, as well as provide more resources for law enforcement to bring down human trafficking rings.  Let’s look at some real cases of Proposition 35 taking effect.

June 13, 2013
Mark Wesley Anderson – Sentenced to 8 years prison for forcing an adult woman into prostitution.
Previously, the crime carried a maximum sentence of 5 years. Now, a conviction can bring up to 20 years in prison.

Sep 10, 2013
Christopher Lee Knox – Guilty of pimping a minor.  Because of Prop 35, he now faces 15 years to life in prison.
Prior to Prop 35, the maximum term he could have faced would have been 8 years.

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