CHICAGO (CBS) — An emotional Chicago mother stood by President Donald Trump Wednesday as he signed a new law cracking down on sex trafficking.
Yvonne Ambrose wiped away tears as the President signed the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, also known as FOSTA.READ MORE: Man Arrested In Countless Social Media Threats Directed At CPS Schools, Days After Shootings Kill 2 Simeon Career Academy Students
Ambrose’s daughter Desiree Robinson was a victim of child sex trafficking and was murdered in 2016.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Warm Winds Friday
Ambrose testified before the U.S. Senate last fall telling lawmakers her 16-year-old daughter was prostituted on the now shut-down classified website Backpage dot-com.
“Backpage.com and other companies like this must be held responsible for what they have created,” she said in 2017.MORE NEWS: Hate-Filled Letters Falsely Claiming To Be From A Judge Sent To Minority-Owned North Suburban Restaurants
The FOSTA bill gives prosecutors more power to go after sex trafficking websites as well as enhancing penalties and fines.