New Arizona attorney general touts sex trafficking crackdown

PHOENIX (AP) - New Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is following in his predecessor's footsteps by focusing on sex trafficking as a key priority.

Brnovich joined Cindy McCain Wednesday to announce a new campaign by a billboard company to raise awareness of sex trafficking in advance of the Super Bowl.

McCain has been extremely active nationally on the issue. She worked with former Gov. Jan Brewer to craft a new human trafficking law last year that toughens penalties for trafficking adults for prostitution and targets businesses advertising shady services online. She also is working with the state to distribute anti-trafficking materials through her family business, Hensley Beverage Company.

Brnovich says he intends to ramp up efforts targeting sex trafficking crimes.

Former Attorney General Tom Horne also focused on the issue.

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