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Human trafficking bust in Independence--new state law in effect

The incident happened at this hotel on Brecksville Road. (Source: WOIO) The incident happened at this hotel on Brecksville Road. (Source: WOIO)
INDEPENDENCE, OH (WOIO) -

We've learned of another case involving local teen girls sold for sex after tougher laws were passed in Ohio. 

This week, Independence Police busted two adults with two teen girls. It happened as they left America's Best Value Inn on Brecksville Road.

The Independence Police Chief said one of his officers followed a car out of the parking lot with a man, woman, and two females ages 15 and 16.

Police received a tip about human trafficking, and they checked out an ad. We're told as the officers questioned the people in the car, they called the number in the ad, and a phone rang in the pocket of one adult.

This comes as state lawmakers recently passed a new law beefing up penalties for having sex for sale with minors, advertising it, and more.

This also comes after a nationwide crackdown on human trafficking with teens rescued and pimps arrested even in Northeast Ohio.

In this case, Independence Police turned the teen girls over to social workers.

The FBI and the The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office are following up on the case. How big is the human trafficking ring? 

Now there's a new case for the new law. 

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