Texas Senator Cornyn Fights To End Sex Trafficking

Steven Pickering
April 12, 2018 - 11:53 am
Senator John Cornyn

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Texas Senator John Cornyn is praising President Trump's decision to sign a bill that supporters say will cut down on sex trafficking.

The bill is called "FOSTA" which stands for the Fight On-Line Sex Trafficking Act, and it was signed by President Trump on Wednesday.

Senator Cornyn says it makes it easier for prosecutors to go after web sites that host ads that could be related to sex trafficking, like Backpage.com.

Prosecutors recently obtained an indictment against several Backpage.com executives for faciliting prostitution under previously existing laws.

Several other web sites began shutting down parts of their advertising sections ahead of President Trump signing "FOSTA."