UW-Green Bay conference focuses on human trafficking | WBAY
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – A pediatric emergency physician outlined case-based human trafficking examples during a virtual conference Thursday.
“She is poorly clothed. She has bruises around her face and chest with a tattoo of a male name across her chest and is not willing to say what happened…” Dr. Allie Hurst said.
But the examples are a reality for too many people.
“We had over 11,000 trafficking cases identified… and that doesn’t include the cases not identified… in 2019,” Dr. Hurst explained.
Some of those cases are close to home… right in Northeast Wisconsin.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay held a zoom call to share perspectives on human trafficking from health, crime and legal experts, including an Appleton Police Department member.
“In one of my cases I actually had a 12-year-old from Milwaukee shipped up to Appleton for prostitution purposes,” Lt. Adam Nagel said.
The National Human Trafficking Hotline’s website reports 95 cases identified in our state in 2021.
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