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House OKs bill to fight child sex trafficking

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert arrived in Congress in 2005 intimately familiar with sexual violence and exploitation. The Auburn Republican had spent the bulk of his 33-year career with the King County Sheriff’s Office hunting for Gary Ridgway, the Green River serial killer.

Reichert had helped collect some of the bodies of Ridgway’s 49 confirmed victims, many of them runaways, prostitutes and other women and girls from shattered lives.

It took longer, however, for many of Reichert’s fellow lawmakers…

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