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Sex Trafficking Law

A massage therapist and an operator of a website that allows sex workers to share information have standing to pursue their claims challenging a law enacted to prevent sex trafficking on the internet, a federal court in Washington ruled.

WASHINGTON – A massage therapist and an operator of a website that allows sex workers to share information have standing to pursue their claims challenging a law enacted to prevent internet sex trafficking, a federal court in Washington ruled.

The massage therapist lost business after Craigslist shut down its Therapeutic Services section, while the website operator’s conduct is “arguably proscribed” by the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act.

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