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Q&A: Meet Sen. Jack Sandlin, with a law enforcement background

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com  This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly–elected members of the Indiana House and Senate. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.  INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Jack Sandlin, R-Indianapolis, may be a new face to the Indiana Senate, but he is a lifelong Hoosier with a background in law enforcement, fraud investigation and military service. […]

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New wording aims to help victims avoid prostitution stigma

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A Senate committee is pushing a bill forward that would change the name of a specific prostitution crime. Lawmakers say doing so would help protect sex trafficking victims, while also protecting the reputation of those who are associated with the crime but aren’t acting as a prostitute. The new […]

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Zoeller in Cuba to fight human, drug trafficking

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Greg Zoeller is in Cuba to discuss the fight against human trafficking and drug trafficking with his Cuban counterparts. Zoeller and several other state attorneys general departed Sunday and are scheduled to return Wednesday. Despite differences in the countries’ legal systems, Zoeller said the goal of the trip […]

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Police, tourism industry to fight human trafficking during Indy 500

By Alaa Abdeldaiem TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The crime is the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry worldwide, and experts say it will likely happen in Indianapolis during the Indy 500. “We pride ourselves on Hoosier hospitality, and that does not include anything about the commercial sex industry,” said Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller. According […]

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Zoeller announces new victim services division

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced on Thursday the addition of a new Victim Services and Outreach Division to his office. The goal is to focus resources on helping victims of sexual assault and abuse. The Attorney General’s Office will offer training and information on human trafficking and other […]

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Human trafficking bill moves to Pence for signature

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The House sent the governor a bill on Tuesday aims to prevent human trafficking and take care of its victims. Senate Bill 532, authored by Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, establishes the human trafficking prevention and victim assistance fund and allows law enforcement agencies to seize property, including vehicles, that […]

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Senate approves bill to help human trafficking victims

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that creates a fund to prevent human trafficking and help its victims. The bill now moves to the House for consideration. Senate Bill 532, authored by Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, establishes the human trafficking prevention and victim assistance fund. Head said the […]

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Senate passes bill meant to deter human trafficking

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com Members of the Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that is designed to give law enforcement the right to seize property of anyone with suspected ties to human trafficking. Author Sen. Erin Houchin, R-Salem, spoke before the vote and said Senate Bill 375 “gets our state law in line with our […]

Commentary: Better men must stand up, speak out

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Commentary: Better men must stand up, speak out

By Greg Zoeller TheStatehouseFile.com Human trafficking is difficult to discuss and harder to combat. Traffickers prey on the vulnerabilities of teenagers, some as young as 12, who run away from home and are targeted, picked up and then sold into the commercial sex trade. Other victims are deceived, threatened and intimidated into this form of […]

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Sex trafficking bill moves to full Senate for consideration

By Brandon Mullens TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee passed a bill Wednesday that would help clubs cut down on human trafficking. Senate Bill 272, authored by Sen. Jim Buck, R-Kokomo, would allow the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission to revoke, suspend, or refuse to renew the alcohol permit of a person who provides adult […]

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