According to Director of End Slavey in Charlotte Lisa Coons, this is important because there weren’t laws to appropriately punish sex traffickers a few years ago.
Shahid Muslim received the sentence after being found guilty of wicked crimes while holding teenage girls as sex slaves.
Muslim handcuffed the girls, beat them, and even burned them to prevent them escaping, according to victims in the trial.
Coons says cases like this might convince more sex trade victims to look for assistance.
For more information about getting help or giving help, visit End Slavery in Charlotte.