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Thu December 19, 2013

VT Joins Nation On Anti-Human Trafficking Funding

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Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell has joined other states in asking Congress to fund anti-human trafficking measures.

The Vermont Attorney General's Office says in a Thursday news release that he and 46 other attorneys general sent a letter asking Congress to fund a measure passed in 2000 designed to protect human trafficking victims and help prosecute people doing the trafficking.

Sorrell said the nation must adequately fund programs to help survivors rebuild their lives and to hold those that profit from this criminal enterprise accountable.

The news release says many victims of human trafficking are forced to work in prostitution or other areas of the sex industry. Trafficking also occurs in forms of labor exploitation, such as domestic servitude, restaurant work, janitorial work, sweatshop factory work and migrant agricultural work.

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