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Florida passes for tougher penalities for human traffickers
Florida has the third highest human trafficking rate in the Country, according to the U.S. State Department.
Now, Governor Rick Scott has signed two bills into law, that will provide stiffer penalties for people who traffic children.
The laws also make funds more available to those sold into captivity and the money is meant to make a victim's transition to society easier.
Nicki Cross was victim of human trafficking, "I never would have imagined 40 years ago when I was chained in a third floor attic by the ankle that I'd be standing doing this today."
The average age of people sold into human trafficking trade is 12 to 14 for boys and 11 to 13 for girls.
The laws go into effect October 1st.