Two bills that could protect children from abuse and human trafficking
Prosecutors in Annapolis are pushing for new legislation to protect children. A press conference called by the Maryland State's Attorney's Association Tuesday featured lawyers calling for the passage of two bills this session, both aiming to protect child victims of sex abuse and human trafficking. Supporters urged state lawmakers to green light SB 21, titled "Person in a Position of Authority - Sexual Offenses With a Minor." Under current law, school system employees who prey on teens in their care can be criminally charged, but teachers and coaches outside of school cannot.