CHICAGO (KFVS) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Saturday that will give victims of sex trafficking a chance to appeal prostitution convictions.
According to the Governor's office, the new law gives those victims a chance to remove their convictions through a court of law.
"Sex trafficking is a truly reprehensible crime that preys on the most vulnerable. Victims deserve a chance to clear their records and rebuild their lives," Governor Quinn said.
Illinois has taken steps to address human trafficking by passing the 2006 anti-trafficking law and 2010 Safe Children Act, which helps support victims who were forced into the sex trade and have criminals records as a direct result of being trafficked.