Originally Published at Las Vegas Review Journal
By David Ferrara
Two women who claim they were forced into sex trafficking filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Nevada officials and others, including a Nye County brothel and imprisoned pimp, over the state’s lax prostitution laws.
Angela Delgado-Williams, a Texas woman at the center of a previous federal complaint, and an unidentified California woman, allege in the lawsuit aimed at ending sex trafficking in the state that for years officials have illegally protected the sex trade and enabled sex slavery.
“It is axiomatic that the right to be free from slavery is among the most basic of human rights: uncontested in international law, and enshrined in the United States Constitution at significant cost,” states the complaint filed by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, along with lawyers from Reno and Washington, D.C. “Yet it is a right numerous women and girls are denied in Nevada, where they are bought and sold in a glamorized, lucrative monument to male sexual entitlement: the state’s prostitution industrial complex.”