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Nevada Asks Court to Ax Challenge to Legalized Prostitution Law

April 4, 2019, 1:56 PM

A lawsuit challenging Nevada’s law permitting legalized prostitution in licensed brothels should be thrown out, the state told a federal court April 3.

Plaintiffs Rebekah Charleston, Angela Delgado-Williams, and Leah Albright-Byrd said they’re victims of sex trafficking that were forced to travel to the state to engage in prostitution.

The women say the state laws run afoul of the federal Mann Act, which criminalizes the interstate transport “of any woman or girl for prostitution, debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose.” They also say the state laws conflict with the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000.

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