Thursday, November 30, 2000

Jill Mahoney

Child-prostitution law undergoes changes

EDMONTON — The Alberta Legislature approved changes to the government's landmark child-prostitution law just before the fall session ended late Tuesday night.

Under the new changes, children will be told they can contact a lawyer and appear before a judge for review. The initial confinement period is now up to five days, an increase from the previous three and officials can apply to have detainments increased by a maximum of six weeks.

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