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.
A former University of Michigan janitor has been sentenced to 11 years in prison, convicted of forcing children to work as slaves at his Ypsilanti home.
“Human traffickers take advantage of technology to remain anonymous and keep their victims hidden in the shadows,” said Attorney General Bill Schuette.
Michigan’s attorney general says he’s charged a Tennessee man and woman for forcing a young woman to work as a stripper.
Sen. Judy Emmons said her bill is going after “the root of the problem” by targeting those who solicit prostitutes.
WWJ’s Kathryn Larson talked with Kristie Henderson of Birmingham, who has been delivering bars of soap to local hotels and the soap contains a wrapper with the human trafficking hotline.
It’s the gritty underbelly of the Auto Show, but it happens each year. The numbers on Backpage.com reveal the sad truth that human trafficking is on the rise once again.
A federal jury has convicted a Washtenaw County man on charges he enslaved and abused four West African children in his home for several years.