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Is Human Trafficking Actually What You Think It Is?

Is Human Trafficking Actually What You Think It Is? What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “human trafficking?” Perhaps it’s a cluster of terrified people from another country, held captive and huddled in a shipping container. Or someone kidnapped and whisked across borders to a life of abuse and clandestine servitude. While these examples certainly [...]

Bought Beautifully to host ‘Shop and Learn’ event

SHERIDAN — Representatives from Bought Beautifully and Uprising invite community members to mark January, which is National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month, with a “Shop and Learn” event. The event will take place Jan. 13 from 5-7 p.m. at Bought Beautifully. Attendees will have the chance to shop beautiful, handmade items from Bought Beautifully [...]

Markham wouldn’t trade ‘heart work’ with Uprising for anything

SHERIDAN — When Terri Markham found out her nonprofit Uprising received a sizable grant to continue the organization’s goals of raising awareness about human trafficking and exploitation and expanding prevention education efforts, her daughter posed a question. “If you got $1 million, mom, would you quit your job?” Markham, 36, said her daughter asked. Markham’s [...]

Sweetwater County Sex Trafficking Sting: Ex-Legislator Arrest Just Tip Of The Iceberg

Like many other Wyoming communities, Sweetwater County has a problem when it comes to sex trafficking. It’s been a long-standing issue, according to Detective Sgt. Michelle Hall with the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), which is why she initiated a training session and subsequent sting operation last month that led to the arrest of four [...]

Sweetwater County Law Enforcement Receive Human Trafficking Investigation Training

SWEETWATER COUNTY — During the week of April 26, Sweetwater County law enforcement underwent a four-day advanced human trafficking investigations and victim advocacy training. The training was brought to Sweetwater County through the efforts of Uprising, a Wyoming-based nonprofit committed to empowering communities to confront sex trafficking and exploitation through awareness and prevention education, in coordination with [...]

Former Democrat State Senator arrested for soliciting an act of prostitution

SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYOMING (April 30, 2021) – Four Wyoming residents, including former Democrat State Senator John Martin Hastert, were arrested on Thursday for soliciting an act of prostitution. Hastert was also charged with interference with a peace officer after a physical altercation and allegedly trying to resist arrest, according to Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office PIO Deputy [...]

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