Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signs 2 child prostitution, human trafficking bills

OKLAHOMA CITY - After passing the House and Senate, Governor Fallin signed two human trafficking bills into Thursday.

The first new law, House Bill 1058 will give trafficking victims the chance to petition for prostitution charges to be dropped as long as they were victims of human trafficking.

House Bill 1067  will allow 16- and 17-year-olds to be exempt from any prostitution charges. The legal presumption will also be that the minors were coerced into the business.

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These bills are signed into law more than a month after the conviction for Tulsa's biggest case of human trafficking.

Both laws will go into effect Nov. 1.

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