Laurie Scott says there is more awareness in Ontario on the crime of human trafficking.

The Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Brock M.P.P. says in a release there have been more victims coming forward.

Scott says Kawartha-Haliburton Victims Services has supported several victims since the end of last year.

Scott also says social media is making it easier for handlers to find potential victims.

Scott, who is also Women’s Issues Critic for the Conservative Party, the average age of human trafficking victims in Ontario is 14-years-old.

Scott had her Saving the Girl Next Door Act passed in the legislature on May 18th.

The bill’s aim is to provide more support to victims as well as allowing victims of the crime to sue their traffickers.