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Cindy McCain will meet with metro prosecutors on sex-trafficking efforts

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has arranged the meeting with McCain, who chairs the Arizona Governor’s Human Trafficking Council, to highlight a new Minnesota law.

Cindy McCain, co-chair of the Arizona Governor’s Human Trafficking Council and wife of Sen. John McCain, will meet with local law-enforcement officials this week in St. Paul to discuss ways to fight sex trafficking.

McCain is coming to the Twin Cities for a speech Wednesday to delegates attending the National Conference of State Legislatures.

On Tuesday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar will host a meeting with McCain and Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi and others to highlight Minnesota’s new “Safe Harbor” law, which treats minors involved in sex trafficking as victims rather than defendants.

Klobuchar has introduced national legislation modeled on the Minnesota law. And Klobuchar’s office says she and McCain recently met with Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to discuss strategies to combat sex trafficking.