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State Officials Fight Human Trafficking In Michigan

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The fight against human trafficking in Michigan gets support from the attorney general and other state officials who say lawmakers must do more to stop what they call "modern-day slavery."

Attorney General Bill Schuette and Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) joined forces with other lawmakers, law enforcement workers and anti-trafficking activists as part of the Michigan Commission on Human Trafficking, which today released a 63-page report outlining the dangers of the growing industry and its impact on Michigan.

Schuette and Heise testified before the House Criminal Justice Committee on Wednesday, sharing findings from the report and making recommendations on what lawmakers can do to toughen penalties against those who traffic.

The report makes five key recommendations, which include, "strengthening legal protections for human trafficking victims, expanding real assistance for human trafficking victims, toughening laws to target traffickers, and increasing public awareness."

Read the entire report here.

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