The state’s omnibus crime bill eliminates sex workers’ barriers to reporting crimes.
The task force meets for the first time Monday in Anchorage, with partners from law enforcement, non-governmental and tribal entities all at the table.
State Assistant Attorney General Adam Alexander says the case was not about the morality or legality of prostitution.
Law enforcement officials allege the man ran a brutal and exploitative sex trafficking and prostitution operation in Anchorage, Juneau, Kenai and Fairbanks.
With less than two weeks of the session to go, the Alaska State Legislature is concentrating on the state’s budget and major pieces of legislation that would affect tax policy and energy projects. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez sat down with Gov. Sean Parnell to talk about his expectations for the final days.
A move to reduce funding for a new sex trafficking investigation unit has one high-profile critic: Alaska First Lady Sandy Parnell.
The Senate Finance Committee is expected to take up amendments Monday to the $9. 9 billion state operating budget.
Gathering information about the scale of the problem of sex trafficking in Alaska will be the focus of a state hearing on the issue next week. The lengthily titled State of Alaska Task Force on the Crimes of Human Trafficking, Promoting Prostitution and Sex Trafficking will hold hearings in Anchorage and Bethel. Cori Badgley is…