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Bills expands protection for survivors of human trafficking

Posted at 3:52 PM, Dec 14, 2016

Survivors of human trafficking will have heightened protections under bills that were signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday.

The bills provide assistance to survivors of human trafficking by giving them resources to help support their recovery. The bills also increase penalties for those who commit crimes by coercing victims to engage in commercial sexual activity.

“These bills help strengthen and increase protections for survivors of human trafficking,” Snyder said. “By holding criminals accountable for their actions, we move one step closer toward stopping this dangerous threat.”