Statement from Senator Rob Portman on Online Sex Trafficking

The fact that women and children are being sold online for sex is a stain on our national character.  For too long, victims of online sex trafficking have been denied the justice they deserve, and Congress has an opportunity to fix that.  This bipartisan effort will help stop online sex trafficking, ensure justice for trafficking survivors, and hold accountable websites like Backpage.com that knowingly facilitate these crimes. The Senate should pass this bipartisan bill and send it to the president’s desk immediately.