Nearby human trafficking has prompted an informational presentation in Algoma. On January 11th the Algoma Public Library will be hosting a human trafficking presentation that will try to educate people about human trafficking and how people can help victims of it. New Algoma Chief of Police Randy Remiker will be there as a presenter to share how law enforcement tries to deal with human trafficking. Remiker says the problem is everywhere and not just in big cities.
Adult Services Librarian of Algoma Library Katie Haasch organized the event. Katie's mom had to go through training about human trafficking in Green Bay because she's a teacher. That inspired Katie to put this together. Haasch wants people to know that human trafficking is closer than you might think.
Nineteen people were arrested in Brown County in September for operating a human trafficking ring. Human trafficking is moving people across state or country borders for illicit uses.