Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-67.1
Uniform Act on Prevention of and Remedies for Human Trafficking

SECTION 11-67.1-18

§ 11-67.1-18. Civil action.

(a) A victim may bring a civil action against a person who or that commits an offense against the victim under §§ 11-67.1-3, 11-67.1-4, or 11-67.1-5 for compensatory damages, punitive damages, injunctive relief, and any other appropriate relief.

(b) If a victim prevails in an action under this section, the court shall award the victim reasonable attorneys' fees and costs.

(c) An action under this section must be commenced not later than ten (10) years after the later of the date on which the victim:

(1) No longer was subject to human trafficking; or

(2) Attained eighteen (18) years of age.

(d) Damages awarded to a victim under this section for an item must be offset by any restitution paid to the victim pursuant to § 11-67.1-10.

(e) This section does not preclude any other remedy available to a victim under federal law or other general or public law of this state other than this chapter.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2017, ch. 232, § 2; P.L. 2017, ch. 260, § 2.)