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Human Trafficking

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State Senate OKs Raising Age For Prostitution Charges

Lawmakers are trying to combat human trafficking and improve the state’s treatment of victims with a large package of bills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2014

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Senators Introduce Anti-Human Trafficking Bills

That legislation is based on a recommendation from the state’s first human trafficking commission to create a “safe harbor” provision for minors.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/24/2014

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Feds: Be Aware Of Human Trafficking Signs As Detroit Auto Show Opens

Authorities say demand for commercial sex services increases around high-profile events such as the Detroit Auto Show.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2014

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Volunteers Distribute Soap, Info To Increase Awareness About Human Trafficking

The story on Human Trafficking is a continuing story that WWJ is addressing throughout the week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/12/2014

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Schuette: You Have Likely Encountered Someone Who’s Being Trafficked

Victims of human trafficking range from workers at restaurants and farms to young women forced into prostitution.

01/07/2014

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AG Schuette Focused On Victims, Legal Culture Wars

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/31/2013

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Spa Shut Down Over Allegations Of Prostitution, Human Trafficking

A local day spa has been shut down as police investigate allegations of prostitution and possible human trafficking.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2013

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House Votes To Assume Teen Prostitutes Are Victims

The Michigan House has voted to give legal protection to teen prostitutes in an attempt to address human trafficking.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/04/2013

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Human Trafficking Report Urges New Michigan Laws

AG Bill Schuette says the state should treat teenage prostitutes as victims, not criminals.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2013

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Conference To Focus On Local Fight Against Human Trafficking

Oakland County Commissioner Janet Jackson says her county is not immune to the problem human trafficking.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2013

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