ROCK SPRINGS – Representatives from Uprising Wyoming made a presentation to the Rock Springs city council on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Uprising Wyoming is a non-profit organization that helps communities confront human trafficking and exploitation through awareness, education and outreach.

The presentation included information regarding the issues of human trafficking in Sweetwater County and how new city ordinances can protect victims and criminalize buyers.

Terri Markhham, executive director for Uprising, pointed out the different perceptions of sex trafficking.

“Sex trafficking is right here in our community,” said Markham. “It could be the kid you sit next to in a classroom.”


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