child sex abuse http://wkms.org en States push for laws to protect sex trade victims http://wkms.org/post/states-push-laws-protect-sex-trade-victims <p></p><p>Kentucky may soon join a small but growing number of states enacting laws to protect juvenile victims of the sex trade.&nbsp; House Bill 3 would restrict authorities' ability to charge minors with offenses related to prostitution and require minors suspected to be involved in prostitution receive social services.&nbsp; Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:12:17 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 28497 at http://wkms.org States push for laws to protect sex trade victims Quinn Signs Law to Require Sex Abuse Awareness Programs in Schools http://wkms.org/post/quinn-signs-law-require-sex-abuse-awareness-programs-schools <p></p><p>A new law is requiring all Illinois public schools to have sexual assault and abuse awareness programs. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the requirement Thursday, effective immediately. Age appropriate programs will be instituted for pre-K, elementary, middle and high school students. Erin’s Law is named after Illinois native Erin Merryn who was a victim of sexual abuse as a child and is trying to pass the law in all 50 states. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:59:32 +0000 Whitney Jones 27235 at http://wkms.org Quinn Signs Law to Require Sex Abuse Awareness Programs in Schools Southern IL Sees Sharp Increase in Child Sex Abuse http://wkms.org/post/southern-il-sees-sharp-increase-child-sex-abuse <p></p><p>An Illinois Department of Children and Family Services report shows a 6 percent increase of child sex abuse across the state, but most of the southern counties have a much higher rate. The report compared sex abuse allegations from July 1 to Nov. 30 of this year to the same time period last year. Massac, Hardin, Johnson and Saline counties all had more than twice the state average of reported child sex abuse. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 13:45:31 +0000 Whitney Jones 26169 at http://wkms.org Southern IL Sees Sharp Increase in Child Sex Abuse