Thank you to everyone who attended the Inhospitable to Human Trafficking on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Red Lion of Tacoma!
- RCW 9.68A.103 Permitting Commercial Sexual Abuse of a Minor requires an owner or manager to make a reasonable effort to notify law enforcement if s/he knows that the premises are being used for the commercial sexual exploitation of a minor [i.e. prostitution, making of pornography, etc].
- RCW 9A.40.100 Trafficking prohibits persons from benefiting financially when knowing that force, fraud, or coercion will be used to cause the person to engage in prostitution. If a hotelier sees evidence of pimping or control, that case may be one of trafficking and could pose a safety risk to guests or staff. It is a best practice to contact law enforcement if there is evidence of control or pimping.
- RCW 4.24.510 provides immunity for a hotel employee when providing information to law enforcement that is of concern to the agency, including information about (a) a suspected crime taking place, (b) health or safety threats, and (c) emergencies.