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Proposed legislation would make it easier to ask for convictions to be reversed – Casper Star

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Proposed legislation aims to stop online sex trafficking

WASHINGTON — Last year, Maryland had the 13th-most sex trafficking cases in the country with 161, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

This year, the hotline reported 61 sex trafficking cases in this the state as of June 30. Half of the incidents involved a minor, and about 84 percent included a female victim.

A House Energy and Commerce hearing Thursday examined legislation that would close loopholes in federal law that critics fear has allowed pervasive online sex trafficking.

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Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Missouri, introduced the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” earlier this year to make it easier for states to prosecute websites that facilitate sex trafficking.

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Maryland ranks 13th in sex-trafficking cases. Proposed legislation aims to stop it online

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Proposed changes to Taughannock Farm Inn met with pushback


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Within the Taughannock Falls State Park sits an iconic bed and breakfast that locals and visitors alike have fallen in love with. Now, the Inn’s new owner would

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Proposed house bill to remove time limit for new trial based on actual innocence

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Wyoming House Bill 144, sponsored by Rep. Charles Pelkey, D., Albany, removes the two-year limit on a new trial based on new evidence to prove actual innocence. Wyoming remains one of three states with a time limit on new trials based on newly discovered evidence in a convicted felon’s case.

CHEYENNE – A Wyoming House bill allowing a motion for a new trial for persons convicted of a felony based upon newly discovered evidence of actual innocence passed through the first House committee and, if passed as is, will negate Rule 33c of criminal procedure.

Rule 33c of Wyoming’s Rules of Criminal Procedure states: “A motion for a new trial based on the grounds of newly discovered evidence may be made only before or within two years after final judgment, but if an appeal is pending, the court may grant the motion only

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