Ohio senators hope proposed legislation will curb online sex trafficking

Senators said the bill would combat sex trafficking on sites like Backpage, while some Internet-based companies worry it's too broad

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBN) – Ohio’s senators are joining in the fight against online sex trafficking, but some internet-based companies worry that their proposed legislation to combat it is too broad.

Tuesday, Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown introduced the bipartisan legislation — the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act. The senators said it allows sex trafficking victims and state law enforcement to go after websites that facilitate human trafficking.

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