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July 19, 2019

For The Second Year In A Row, Donald Trump Has Presided Over A Decline In Child Sex Trafficking Prosecutions
By Tyler MacDonald

While the case against registered sex offender and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein continues to reveal more information about his connections to powerful people, including President Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton, per The Inquisitr, some are looking at the case as an example of the failure of the justice system to address sex trafficking. Reason reports that under President Donald Trump, United States prosecutions for sex trafficking — prosecutions under the law used against Epstein — have declined for the second year in a row. The data stems from a new analysis from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University. “Prosecutions for sex trafficking of children under a law used against financier Jeffrey Epstein last week are down 26.7 percent over the past fiscal year,” TRAC reports. “This is the second year in a row that prosecutions for sex trafficking of children under [federal criminal law] have fallen — a reversal of the grown trend during the Obama years.”

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