It would be easier to prosecute human traffickers under a sweeping new bill coming before Nebraska lawmakers this week.
Sponsor Peru State Senator Julie Slama tells KLIN News that the problem is more far reaching then she had originally expected… extending across the state.
The proposal would provide services to children who fall victim to human trafficking. It would also enable law enforcement to tap the phones of traffickers. Slama says that law enforcement told her that would be very helpful in their efforts to arrest human traffickers.
It’s the latest step in a multi-year, bipartisan push to clamp down on human trafficking in Nebraska.