Ohio Attorney General hosts human trafficking summit

February 07 2021 06:30 pm

Ohio (WTRF) – Ohio Attorney General, Dave Yost held his 2nd annual human trafficking summit on Thursday.

The virtual summit allowed those in attendance to participate in fifteen workshops, and watch a presentation from the Renee Jones Empowerment Center.

Advocates, health care providers, law enforcement, court personnel and survivors all shared their vision of ending human trafficking.  

Anyone who traffics a child who happens to be sixteen or seventeen years old should face the same prosecution as someone who traffics a twelve-year-old. Now, thanks to house bill 431, they will.

Dave Yost , Ohio Attorney General 

The bill also increases the penalty to a first-degree misdemeanor. The offenders could face a fine up to $1,500.

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