Lawmakers are trying to combat human trafficking and improve the state’s treatment of victims with a large package of bills.
That legislation is based on a recommendation from the state’s first human trafficking commission to create a “safe harbor” provision for minors.
Authorities say demand for commercial sex services increases around high-profile events such as the Detroit Auto Show.
The story on Human Trafficking is a continuing story that WWJ is addressing throughout the week.
Victims of human trafficking range from workers at restaurants and farms to young women forced into prostitution.
With an eye toward re-election, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette starts his fourth year on the job looking to see through initiatives that he says will help crime victims.
A local day spa has been shut down as police investigate allegations of prostitution and possible human trafficking.
The Michigan House has voted to give legal protection to teen prostitutes in an attempt to address human trafficking.
AG Bill Schuette says the state should treat teenage prostitutes as victims, not criminals.
Oakland County Commissioner Janet Jackson says her county is not immune to the problem human trafficking.