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.