There has been a “dramatic increase” in the number of children being sold for sex in the state, the state’s child welfare agency told state legislators Friday.

These 100 child “sex slaves” that have been identified in the last few years is the result of the Department of Children and Families placing an emphasis on training their employees, school staff and police to identify these victims and get them the help they need.

The 55 women in the General Assembly are also moving forward with a bill that would confiscate the money and assets from pimps prosecuted for trafficking minors.

While dozens of children are involved this sex slavery, few pimps are ever prosecuted.

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