MN Bad Samaritan Law: You Have a Duty to Report

Most people are familiar with the idea of a Good Samaritan. You know, a person who helps another when they’re in trouble, like someone who stops to help after a car wreck or helps a stranded mother to change her flat tire. Laws in many places protect Good Samaritans from prosecution for their good deeds.

But what about Bad Samaritans? By contrast, a Bad Samaritan is one that has the legal duty to assist a person in need, either through direct interventions or by letting the proper authorities know of the situation – or both.

In sex trafficking cases, there are a lot of Bad Samaritans. These people may directly benefit from sex trafficking or patronizing prostitutes who have been [...]