Governor Signs Human Trafficking Bill

By Scott Sarvay
By Maureen Mespell

January 30, 2012 Updated Jan 31, 2012 at 9:30 AM EDT

INDIANA (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Governor Daniels signed a bill Monday that toughens penalties for human trafficking.

The legislation makes it unlawful to arrange for a person to participate in any forced sexual act.

Current Indiana law only prohibits forced marriage and prostitution.

Statistics show a rise in sex trafficking in every Super Bowl city and the State Senate was adamant about passing the bill before the Super Bowl this weekend.




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