The human trafficking bill that Governor Eliot Spitzer signed into law in 2007 must have been the last thing going through his mind inside of room 871 in Washington D.C.’s Mayflower Hotel on Valentine's Day Eve.
The legislation not only cracks down on sex traffickers, but it also stiffens the penalties for johns. When he signed it into law in 2007, Spitzer offered some harsh words for those involved in the prostitution trade.
“Human trafficking is modern day slavery and among the most repugnant crimes,” Spitzer said. “Today we have given law enforcement the ability to adequately prosecute perpetrators, and have provided meaningful assistance for the unfortunate victims of these egregious crimes. Today’s signing also demonstrates what we can accomplish in Albany when we work together for the public good.”
Could “Client 9” be steamrolled by his own legislation?