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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 [...]

Uprising to Host Trainings

SHERIDAN — Coming back for its second year, Uprising will host three trainings throughout the state related to human trafficking prevention. Texas-based Detective Joseph Scaramucci will present “Offender-focused human trafficking (investigations),” expanding on last year’s training that helped law enforcement and other agencies identify human trafficking warning signs and situations. Scaramucci and sponsors of the [...]

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