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House Committee on the JudiciaryCrime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and InvestigationsIntroducedAugust 1st, 2013
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Protect Children from Sex Tourism Act of 2013
To amend section 2423 of title 18, United States Code, to eliminate a defense, to a criminal prosecution under that section, based on the state of mind of the defendant as to the age of the minor engaging in, or intended to engage in, a commercial sex act.
Protect Children from Sex Tourism Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) eliminate as a defense to a criminal prosecution of transportation or travel in interstate commerce to engage in commercial sex act, proof by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant reasonably believed that the person with whom the defendant engaged in such act had attained the age of 18; and (2) declare that the government need not prove that the defendant knew the minor engaging in such act had not attained age 18.