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Rep wants to make prosecution easier under Ohio's human trafficking law
Fedor says those trafficking in child prostitution are finding ways around the law


 
Democratic Ohio Rep. Teresa Fedor is proposing nearly a dozen targeted changes to a state law she helped pass last year to crack down on human trafficking.

She says police and prosecutors are finding the criminals behind things like child prostitution are increasingly adept at eluding the law as it is written. The 11 changes she wants in the state's"Safe Harbor Act" are to help law enforcement keep up.
Fedor on the difficulties with tracking trafficking

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"This is a pretty tragic situation happening in our own state - in your own backyards - and it comes in many forms, many fashions," Fedor says. "It’s like a chameleon. As soon as they figure out that we’ve figured out their scheme, they’ve moved and they’ve changed into something else."

Fedor's bill would, among other things, extend the statute of limitations for trafficking to twenty years. It would also crack down on electronic means perpetuating human trafficking.
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