INDEPENDENCE, OH (WOIO) - We've learned of another case involving local teen girls sold for sex after tougher laws were passed in Ohio.
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.
Now there's a new case for the new law.
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