H. R. 1690
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 23, 2013
Mr. Vargas (for himself, Mr. LaMalfa, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Enyart, Ms. Bass, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Rush, Mr. Cárdenas, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Honda, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mrs. Negrete McLeod, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. Takano, and Mr. Peters of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 18, United States Code, to remove knowledge of age as an element of the offense for the sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion.
This Act may be cited as the
Child Protection Act of
Knowledge of age not required for sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion
Section 1591(c) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—
in which the defendant had a reasonable opportunity to observe the
person so recruited, enticed, harbored, transported, provided, obtained or
so recruited, enticed, harbored, transported, provided, obtained or
the Government need not prove that the
defendant knew that the person.