We like to think that big problems such as human trafficking don’t affect small towns like Buffalo, said Alexandra Stevenson, co-founder of the Sheridan-based nonprofit Uprising.

But the truth, Stevenson said, is that no community is untouched by this form of modern-day slavery. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, 12 cases of human trafficking were reported in Wyoming in 2018, with 65 cases reported in the state since 2007. Trafficking cases are currently under investigation in both Sheridan and Johnson counties, Stevenson said.

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