Statute

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-95c

Survivors of sex trafficking in Connecticut must have a prostitution conviction to get relief. If they do, they can seek to vacate that conviction and any other offense. Survivors must show that the crimes committed were “as a result” of the trafficking.

There is no time limitation during which survivors have to file for this type of relief. The survivor must show that they were a victim of trafficking at the time of the commission of the qualifying crime. A hearing is only required if the prosecution objects to the motion and the survivor must appear in court. So long as the opposition had notice of the request for vacatur, the court may provide relief.

Connecticut Law makes it clear that even if a survivor of trafficking is able to vacate a conviction or seal a record, they will not be able to seek compensation for a wrongful arrest.

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