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State of Indiana cracks down on human trafficking

INDIANAPOLIS -- The State of Indiana is cracking down on human trafficking!

On Monday, Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a bill that increases the penalty for forcing someone into the sex trade to 50 years.

Indiana State police said organized criminals swoop in on large events, like the Super Bowl, offering children as young as 12 for sale!

"Indiana, in time for the Super Bowl, will have a law which both makes it much easier to prosecute those who would engage in this practice and toughens our penalties substantially," said Daniels.

State police said they have 30 troopers assigned to help fight human trafficking. The bill won unanimous support in the House and Senate.

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