Addressing an issue of first impression, the Second Circuit said that a provision added by Congress in 2008 to the statute criminalizing sex trafficking of a minor relieves "the government's usual burden to prove knowledge or reckless disregard of the victim's under age status."
Sex Trafficking Statute Imposes Strict Liability With Regard to Age of Victims, Circuit Rules
New York Law Journal
December 3, 2012
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