Michael A. McLachlan

Citing Prostitution Ring, Lawmakers Seek To Crack Down On Human Trafficking

Citing Prostitution Ring, Lawmakers Seek To Crack Down On Human Trafficking

In response to harrowing allegations that mentally ill and drug-addicted men were forced to perform sexual favors as part of a prostitution ring, lawmakers Tuesday pledged to redouble their efforts to combat human trafficking.

Sen. Paul Doyle, a Wethersfield Democrat and co-chairman of the judiciary committee, said he made "a commitment to look into this issue where disabled young men were abused.''

Rep. William Tong, another co-chairman, pledged to "continue to work on it'' after the committee approved a bill that seeks to crack down on the demand for prostitution by increasing the penalties for buying...

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