One Louisiana lawmaker is looking to make the Bayou State one of the strictest states in the county when it comes to the fight against human trafficking.
District 31 State Sen. Gerald Long says human trafficking is becoming an increasing problem in our own backyard and more needs to be done to protect our children from falling victim to predators.
Recent data from the U.S. Department of Justice show the average American prostitute begins working between the ages of 12 and 14 years old and senator long says enough is enough. Long has filed a resolution this session which would establish a blue ribbon commission.
Long is hoping next year several bills will be filed, giving the bayou state the strictest laws regarding human trafficking. Senator long plans to introduce his human trafficking resolution tomorrow morning during a senate committee meeting