Wednesday, February 22, 2017     Volume: 17, Issue: 50
Signup

Weekly Poll
Where would you like to get married on the Central Coast?

The Beach.
One of the missions.
A vineyard or winery.
The courthouse.

Vote! | Poll Results

RSS Feeds

Latest News RSS
Current Issue RSS

Special Features
Delicious
Search or post Santa Barbara County food and wine establishments

Santa Maria Sun / Opinion

Commentary

Treating child criminals as victims only

Human trafficking historically referred to people forced into slavery by way of force, fraud, or coercion who are used for manual labor, illegal acts such as mules for drug runners, and for purposes of sexual exploitation. The term is now routinely applied to underage prostitutes regardless of the circumstances. The rationale is that no underage child can consent to voluntary sex; ergo, any child who does so is a victim, ... [ Read More ]