State Pushes To Strengthen Human Trafficking Laws

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Updated: 2/24/2013 8:22 pm
Kentucky is working to protect underage sex trade victims through some new legislation.

House Bill 3 would limit prostitution-related charges for minors and allow those cases to be treated as dependency, abuse, or neglect.

The Bluegrass State passed its first human trafficking law in 2007 making it a felony to force someone into working in any capacity.

The latest proposal is part of a larger bill that would strengthen and expand that law.

If it passes, Kentucky will be the twelfth state to adopt what is called "safe harbor" protections.

You can read House Bill 3 here.
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