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New state report on human trafficking released

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LANSING (WKZO) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is calling for lawmakers to pass new laws to better protect victims of human trafficking. Schuette released the first report from the Michigan Commission on Human Trafficking yesterday, which looked at several areas, including raising public awareness, says State Representative Kurt Heise, of Plymouth. He says that the new report also looks at the need for legislation, whcih he's interested in further discussing. Since 2011, nine people have been arrested on trafficking charges, with seven convictions secured to date. You can read the new report on human trafficking at the state attorney general's website, www.michigan.gov/AG.

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