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Katie Watson

Project manager, Jenesse Center

Katie Watson, MPA, MSW, is the Project Manager at Jenesse Center, where she develops holistic services for victims of sex trafficking. She previously produced research for the FBI's Houston office to improve their sex trafficking response.

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Texas law facilitates the sex trafficking industry

According to Shared Hope International, Texas scored a 93.5 percent for its child sex trafficking law. However, despite being one of only eight states to receive an “A,” Texas also continues to be one of 27 states to criminalize a child for prostitution offenses. Even though the age of consent is 17, a child can still be penalized for having sex for money in Texas.