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Learn the facts at Anti-Human Trafficking Forum

October 13, 2018

NORFOLK - The Rotary Club of Norfolk is hosting the community-wide event with special guest panelists, as part of a collaborative human trafficking educational initiative with the Coalition on Human Trafficking and Rotary District 5650.

Stephen Patrick O’Meara is a retired Assistant U.S. Attorney in Nebraska and Iowa and tells News Talk WJAG himself, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, and Madison County Deputy Mike Bowersox will be on hand to discuss the different facets of human trafficking more specifically sex trafficking.

O’Meara says the fact is that human trafficking is a local problem, happening every day without you even realizing it.

“We also know from the Creighton University Human Trafficking Initiative, that in any given month there could be as many as 900 unique people advertised for sex across the state of Nebraska for commercial sex. And at least 15% of those are at high risk of being engaged sex trafficking” O’Mera said.

He says participants will hear first-hand stories and will learn the red flags of trafficking so that suspected cases are recognized and reported.

It’s set for Tuesday night 7 to 8:30 at the Lifelong Learning Center on the campus of Northeast Community College.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at NorfolkRotary.com.

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