January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month and it’s a growing crime across the country and here in Wisconsin.
“Human trafficking is anything that involves a use of force of threats on victims for any kind of sexual exploitation or for forced labor,” Wisconsin State Patrol Sgt. Craig Morehouse said. “A lot of times you see that the victims are children and teens but it can happen to adults as well.”
Morehouse says although it can happen anywhere- they focus their crackdown efforts along the interstate pipeline.
“That goes between Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and then all the way up to the Twin Cities,” said Morehouse.
If you or someone you know is in danger, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text “HELP” or “INFO” to 233733. You can also contact local law enforcement or 911.
Hear more of the interview by clicking on the link above.