Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate Rep. Teresa Fedor Reacts To Ashland Trafficking Arrests
Lawmaker says arrests affirm value of Ohio's Human Trafficking Laws
June 21, 2013
 
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COLUMBUS- This past Tuesday, Ohioans were made aware that human trafficking happens everywhere, including rural communities. After hearing of the arrests of three people in connection with the exploitation of a cognitively disabled woman and her daughter, Rep. Fedor (D-Toledo) issued the following statement:


 “It is heartbreaking to hear the allegations of theft and violence against a developmentally disabled woman and her young daughter. My legislation, Sub. H.B. 130, is designed to explicitly prevent and protect Ohioans with developmental disabilities from becoming victims by punishing the criminals who partake in these heinous crimes.”


 For the past eight years, Rep. Fedor has been a leading advocate in the fight against human trafficking, and is now urging lawmakers to pass Sub. H.B. 130, the End Demand Act. In 2012, the General Assembly passed Rep. Fedor’s sponsored, Safe Harbor Act – a victim centered bill aimed at providing protection, prosecution and prevention.


 


If you’d like more information on the significant steps Ohio is taking to combat this topic, please contact the office of Ohio State Rep. Teresa Fedor.

 
 
 
  
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