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Attorney General Schmidt expands task force on human trafficking

January 12, 2012

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— Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says he wants to improve the state's efforts to fight human trafficking.

Schmidt announced Wednesday he's expanded an existing task force to include more perspectives on the issue. He wants the task force to work with lawmakers and Gov. Sam Brownback to strengthen state laws.

The task force had included police, prosecutors, social workers and victims. The new members include a forensic nurse, a Sedgwick County corrections official and Rep. Steve Brunk of Wichita.

A recent analysis by a Washington nonprofit group found that Kansas has some of the weakest laws in the nation to deal with human trafficking.

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