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Phoenix Police Lt. Jim Gallagher was in Washington for the release of the report card that gave Arizona a grade of C for its laws to prevent sex-trafficking of minors. Gallagher said demand for the sex trade in the Valley is far greater than expected and that tougher laws are needed. (Cronkite News Service photo by Pei Li)

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Arizona gets middling grade for protections against sex trafficking

Arizona got a C on a national report card that examines states' protections against sex trafficking of minors, the third straight year the state has received a middling grade on the report.