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Is it true that it's not illegal for a parent to sell their 13-year-old child to a drug dealer?

This is totally, flat out wrong. Quite frankly, it is immoral, although not illegal, for the producers to even cause some viewers to believe it is true. The United States criminal code (Title 18) in ...
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Is it true that it's not illegal for a parent to sell their 13-year-old child to a drug dealer?

I don't know of any crime specifically addressing the sale of a child, but a good prosecutor rarely needs such a narrowly tailored solution to bring charges against anyone. In real life, I imagine a ...
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Is it true that it's not illegal for a parent to sell their 13-year-old child to a drug dealer?

Human Trafficking Laws Since the date of the episode, the US Federal Government passed the The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA) which forms 22 U.S. Code Chapter 78 which makes ...
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What is the legislative history of 18 U.S.C. § 1595 on "Civil Remedy" for crimes in Chapter 77 on peonage, slaver & trafficking in persons?

You can start with the 60th Congress, Sess II, Ch. 321, which is volume 35 of the statutes, p. 1088 (35 Stat. 1088). That commences Title 18, then you are in the relevant ballpark at 35 Stat. 1141. I ...
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Can states criminalize transporting a minor to another state for an abortion without parental consent?

Overall, would this bill or parts of it be constitutional, or would it violate any constitutional rights? A statute of this kind, enacted by the state of Idaho, would probably be unconstitutional as ...
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