The teenager could end up spending the next 20 years in prison for her role in a local sex-trafficking ring.
Michigan’s attorney general has filed a fresh set of charges against a 45-year-old man whose child-slavery conviction was recently overturned.
The 21-bill package signed Thursday lets victims clear their criminal records.
The report said Michigan is thought to be a trafficking hot spot because of its international borders and waterways.
It allows for the forfeiture of homes, cash and other assets in home invasion and rape cases and aims at human trafficking cases.
“We believe that the problem can’t be fixed by one organization, that it really takes the whole community coming together.”
The tide is turning and strides are being made to create more awareness, education and an escape from human trafficking.
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.