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Los Angeles County Votes To Develop Ordinance To Crackdown On Human Trafficking

NBC Los Angeles-

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to develop an ordinance to crack down on human and sex trafficking, targeting motels, hotels, massage parlors and sports and entertainment venues.

Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Janice Hahn co-authored a motion calling for enforcement at the local level.

“Organized criminal enterprises have been known to transport victims — many of them underage — to large-scale athletic competitions in order to sell them for sex,” Ridley-Thomas said. “With Los Angeles destined to host the Super Bowl in 2022 and the Summer Olympics in 2028, it is not too early to prevent the depraved and often clandestine crime of human trafficking.”

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