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Residents urge state to pass laws protecting sex trade victims

Advocates are asking the state to pass laws to protect sex trade victims.


A new report from the state's Human Trafficking Commission shows victims are often portrayed as the criminals and sometimes even charged as prostitutes.


The report outlines dangers of the sex trade industry that some consider modern day slavery.


It also suggests Michigan should spend more on services to help the victims of human trafficking.


Wednesday, Attorney General Bill Schuette and other activist asked lawmakers for harsher laws for traffickers.


More human trafficking legislation is expected to be introduced soon in Michigan.


The state is considered a hot spot for trafficking because of our international borders and waterways.


Lawmakers in the state house and senate have already introduced dozens of human trafficking-related bills this session, but so far, none have been approved.


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Residents urge state to pass laws protecting sex trade victims

Friday, November 8 2013, 09:34 AM EST

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