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KS Government Jobs Up Last Year, Though Most Lack Benefits
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed into law a bill to combat human trafficking and exploitation of underage sex workers.
The governor signed the bill Monday, saying it will provide increased criminal penalties and services for victims of sexual exploitation.
"This would not only strengthen our ability to severly punish traffickers," said Brownback. "It would give us valuable new tools to protect vulnerable young victims so they can have hope of a new life and break the cycle of exploitation."
The bill modifies Kansas human trafficking laws passed nearly a decade ago.