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Markell Signs Human Trafficking Bill

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DOVER, Del. - Human trafficking laws are becoming stricter.

Gov. Jack Markell signed the bill into law Monday afternoon after it passed in the state Senate and House this session.

The law allows victims to sue traffickers, as well as seek pardons and dismissal of convictions for sex crimes resulting from being a trafficking victim.

"We've taken an important step to better protect the vulnerable and voiceless victims of human trafficking," said attorney general Beau Biden.  "It ensures that resources are made available to victims of this unconscionable crime to help them heal and move forward with their lives, and it expands penalties to punish the perpetrators and those who benefit from trafficking."

 

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