Former Student Fellow Publishes Article on Child Prostitution

March 27, 2008

Wendi Adelson '01, a 1999 Ethics Center Student Fellow, had an opinion piece published this week in the Tallahassee Democrat, which advocates for a Florida law that she says would provide greater protection for prostituted children in the state.

The law, Florida HB 605, "offers some protection in a state that some experts consider ground zero in human trafficking," she writes. "The legislation seeks to eliminate the 'force, fraud or coercion' requirement for a child to prove that he or she was induced to perform a commercial sex act."

Adelson is program director for the Human Rights and Immigration Law Project at the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and an adjunct professor at the Florida State University law school.