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Fla. Attorney General: Human Trafficking Crackdown Getting Results

Florida State Attorney General Pam Bondi says the law she pushed to crack down on human trafficking is working. Bondi is adding a human trafficking page to her website to show how the state is fighting it.

Bondi says she’s very excited about the results of the state’s human trafficking crackdown after a tougher law went into effect on July 1. Trafficking refers to the crime of moving and enslaving people against their will, often for sex work.  

“I think very soon you’re going to be made aware of some cases that have been made that are very important to the state of Florida and to protecting victims of human trafficking," she said on Tuesday.

Among other things, the law makes human smuggling a felony instead of a misdemeanor and requires people convicted of sex trafficking to register as sex offenders or predators. Bondi said she plans to attend a statewide human trafficking summit in Tallahassee on Monday.