On Human Trafficking Awareness Day, AG Derek Schmidt asks Legislature to increase protections for victims of human trafficking

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TOPEKA – (January 11, 2018) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today requested introduction of legislation to increase protections for victims of human trafficking. Current law allows courts to issue a protection from stalking or sexual assault order restraining a defendant from harassment, communication and abusive behaviors in addition to placing restrictions on physical proximity to the victim. The new legislation would provide these same protections for victims of human trafficking. It was introduced today in the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Since our state’s first anti-human trafficking law was enacted in 2005, Kansas has worked with strong bipartisan support to make great strides in combating this crime against human dignity,” Schmidt...

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On Human Trafficking Awareness Day, AG Derek Schmidt asks Legislature to increase protections for victims of human trafficking

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