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Proposed bill cracks down on human trafficking

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 3:40pm

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Coming up in the 2011 Legislative Session is a bill to crack down on human trafficking. Right now, it’s against the law to persuade, bribe, or force another person to provide services or labor for someone else. That includes selling a person for sexual activities.

Now, Representative Walt Leger wants to make sure people who benefit from human trafficking, advertise the activity, or help make the activity happen will be put behind bars too.

Depending upon the severity of the crime, and if it involves children, they could face up to 50 years in prison and a $75,000 fine.

Learn more about the bill at


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