For Immediate Release - June 30, 2011

AG Coakley Applauds Senate Passage of Human Trafficking Bill

"Today's vote is another major step toward ending the exploitation of victims for sexual servitude and labor in our Commonwealth. We commend the Senate, especially Senate President Murray and Senator Montigny, for sending the message that this exploitation will not be tolerated. We are now just one of three states without a law against human trafficking, and we urge the Legislature to finish this important effort and send a final bill to the Governor's desk."