"Freshman Republican Congressman Bryan Steil introduced his first bill Tuesday looking to curb human trafficking.The bill, known as the "Exposing the Financing of Human Trafficking Act," would require Trafficking In-Persons reports from the U.S. State Department to evaluate foreign governments work "to investigate, prevent and prosecute financial criminal activities" related to human trafficking."
"BOSTON — Laws cracking down on human trafficking are on the books in all 50 states, but convictions are notoriously elusive and state prosecutors haven’t come close to matching the success their federal counterparts have had in winning cases.
States need to add resources into support trafficking victims, educate the public and train law enforcement if the numbers of prosecutions and convictions are to improve, officials and experts say. In at least a dozen states, attorneys general are not even authorized to pursue human trafficking charges."
"MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - In a case that shocked the South Florida community and made headlines across the country, a young girl ended up caught in a brutal sex-trafficking operation. It happened in 2013. The girl was only 13 at the time. Six years later, she decided to share her story exclusively with Local 10 News."