California board OKs letting prostitutes who are raped or beaten collect from victims fund

  • by: DON THOMPSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 12, 2013 - 8:25 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Spurred by emotional testimony from sex workers, California officials voted Thursday to change a 1990s-era anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they're raped or beaten.

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