Archive for May, 2015

Safe Harbor/Rachel’s Law Legislation Becomes Georgia Law

4Q8A8275 (smaller)ATLANTA (May 5, 2015)  |  Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 8 into Georgia law today at the Georgia State Capitol. The legislation focuses on ending the sexual exploitation of Georgia minors and establishes more severe punishments for those found guilty of this crime. Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford), the bill’s sponsor, has been a long-time supporter of stricter laws and punishments intended to keep human traffickers from operating in Georgia. The new law will allow children who have been victimized by sex trafficking to be treated as victims—not criminals. (more…)