New State Human Trafficking Law Would Permit Wiretaps

June 24, 2010  |  

(Chicago Tribune) — In Chicago-area hotels, truck stops and even suburban homes, children are being sold into prostitution and forced labor, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said Wednesday.  A state law against human trafficking enacted in 2005 — it had previously been strictly a federal issue — has had little impact, in part because it is often difficult to get victims to cooperate, Alvarez said.

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