WEB VIDEO: Combating Human Trafficking And Sexual Assault, Delivering Justice for Survivors

June 5, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Legislative

The Office of Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video highlighting the signing of legislation to combat human trafficking and sexual assault in Texas.

Through the efforts of lawmakers in both chambers, the bills that were passed and signed into law by the Governor provide additional tools to fight sex trafficking, assist survivors of this heinous crime, and work to eliminate the state's rape kit backlog.

“Sexual assault and human trafficking have no place in Texas, and we must ensure that our state remains hostile territory for those who would seek to commit these despicable acts,” said Governor Abbott. “That is why this legislation is so important. Not only will these bills result in clearing the rape kit backlog, they will enhance penalties for the perpetrators of these crimes and ensure its survivors are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.”