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Walberg Introduces Legislation to Help Exploited Children

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Washington, D.C., Sep 11, 2013 | comments
Today, Congressman Walberg introduced legislation, H.R 3081, to help the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)...
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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Walberg introduced legislation, H.R 3081, to help the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) provide technical assistance to law enforcement agencies to identify, locate, and recover victims of child sex trafficking. Earlier this year the FBI, in partnership with NCMEC and various state and local law enforcement agencies, conducted a nation-wide raid on various forced-prostitution rings which resulted in the rescue of 106 children, including 10 in the state of Michigan.

“The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has successfully worked with law enforcement officials in Michigan, including the FBI Detroit Field Office and Washtenaw County Sheriff, and across the country in helping combat these heinous acts.  It is important that Congress continue to provide vital tools in helping the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children rescue children from this terror so that the criminals who victimize these children are captured and prosecuted to the fullest extent,” commented Rep Walberg.

“H.R. 3081 is critical to the ongoing fight against sex trafficking. I applaud Rep. Walberg for introducing legislation that will help protect our children and support law enforcement efforts to rescue victims of this deplorable crime,” said Education and Workforce Chairman Kline.                 

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