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Campaign to curb sex trafficking during Memorial Weekend launches in Indy

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With less than two weeks until the 100th running of the Indiaapolis 500, the state is taking steps to curb sex trafficking with an effort called Not Buying It. “Indiana’s Not Buying It shares the message that commercial sex is not harmless; it is serious, dangerous and leads to the […]

Commentary: Jared Fogle’s story serves as wake-up call

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Commentary: Jared Fogle’s story serves as wake-up call

By Greg Zoeller Special to TheStatehouseFile.com The arrest of one of Indiana’s celebrities forces us to acknowledge what many still don’t want to believe –  the underground business of sex trafficking exists and is thriving. When the Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficking Humans (IPATH) Task Force, which I co-chair, first started talking about human trafficking […]

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New law aims to help minors pulled into sex trafficking

By Amanda Creech TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A new law could mean young prostitutes are treated more like victims than criminals in an effort to save some from exploitation. House Bill 1216 – passed in April – provides a defense to the crime of prostitution if the victim was under 18 and is found to be […]

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Human trafficking bill heads to governor for signature

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that aims to reduce human trafficking in the state is heading to Gov. Mike Pence for final approval. HB 1216 requires the superintendent of the Indiana State Police to create a pamphlet to be distributed by law enforcement when a child is reported missing. It also provides […]

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Human trafficking bill moves to full Senate

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that aims to reduce human trafficking in the state is moving through the Indiana General Assembly. House Bill 1216 – authored by Rep. Randy Truitt, R-West Lafayette – requires the superintendent of state police to create a pamphlet to be distributed by law enforcement when encountering a […]

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Bill aims to help kids who’ve been trafficked into sex trade

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Parents of missing children could receive additional help if a bill passed unanimously Wednesday by the House Family, Children, and Human Affairs Committee becomes law. House Bill 1216, authored by Rep. Randy Truitt, R- West Lafayette, would require the Indiana State Police superintendent to create a pamphlet to be […]