House passes bill that helps human sex trafficking victims - WDRB 41 Louisville News

House passes bill that helps human sex trafficking victims

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky House today passed a bill designed to help victims of human sex trafficking.  Lawmakers gave the bill's sponsors a standing ovation after they passed it unanimously.

The bill includes several provisions to help victims of human trafficking.  It offers them protective custody and protection from prosecution for forced crimes such as prostitution.

The bill's supporters say human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in Kentucky.  Rep. Sannie Overly, a Paris, Ky. Democrat, said, "For those of you who think that human trafficking that happens in big cities, that it happens in New York, in Chicago, in Los Angeles, it does. But the sad news that I'm here to report is that it's also going on in our backyards."

The bill now goes to the Senate.

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