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Rep. Luke Malek, R-Couer d'Alene, asks a question on Feb. 1 about the bill that would make soliciting a prostitute a felony on first offense.

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Human trafficking bill held

The punishment for purchasing sex in Idaho currently is a misdemeanor on the first and second offense. The third offense is a felony. In no other U.S. state is purchasing sex a felony on the first offense. “This would be landmark,” Crane said. “You guys would be on the forefront combatting human trafficking.”

February 2, 2018 4:55 p.m. read more..


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