The fight against human trafficking in Wyoming

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN)- Governor Mead signed a proclamation declaring January human trafficking awareness month in Wyoming.

SOURCE: MGN

At the ceremony, Mead discussed what we are currently doing and outlined what we can do to help deal with the issue. He say, "Crook County's programs can be a model for the rest of the state."

Studies estimate there are hundreds of thousands of victims in the United States alone and Wyoming, is not exempt from the issue.

Mead emphasized that, "Law enforcement must do whatever it takes to end sex trafficking in our state."

Last year, 9 victims were identified and rescued in Laramie County.