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Bill would require fines for those who buy sex

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas assistant attorney general is urging state lawmakers to require mandatory $2,500 fines against anyone convicted of paying for sex, even if they receive diversion.

Pat Colloton testified Monday that a state fund to help human trafficking victims is in danger of going broke because many people convicted of patronizing prostitutes are given diversion but not fined. The fines are used to fund the Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Fund.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports a bill before a Kansas House committee would require the fines, and also prevent offenders from getting a second diversion if they are convicted of the crime twice. Local courts also would be required to report all convictions and diversions for patronizing prostitutes to a central Kansas Bureau of Investigation database.


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