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Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden (Photo: WBOC) Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden (Photo: WBOC)

WILMINGTON, Del.- A large coalition of attorneys general from across the U.S. urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to approve stricter legislation on Internet human trafficking Monday.

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, joined by 52 other attorneys general, sent a letter asking committee members for support of the Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act, the Delaware Department of Justice announced Monday.

“Victims of human trafficking are some of the most vulnerable among us,” Biden said.

The SAVE Act would ensure better supervision of websites that advertise “adult services," officials said, by requiring the sites to verify the identity of individuals posting advertisements and the age of those who appear in them.

Biden worked with the General Assembly to strengthen Delaware's human trafficking response last year by coming out with legislation that enhanced criminal penalties for those who engage in human trafficking as well as providing greater protections for victims, officials said.

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