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Racine Coalition Against Human Trafficking To Host Vigils

The Racine Coalition Against Human Trafficking is hosting local vigils to raise awareness of this growing crime and to lift up the victims in those crimes up in prayer, according to a press release. Representing a number of churches from Racine and Kenosha counties, members of the RCAHT Faith-based Committee will lead the vigils. The […]

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Win Free Tickets To Well-Known Strangers Concert

The Racine Coalition Against Human Trafficking is partnering with nationally rising and highly acclaimed indie rock band Well-Known Strangers for the Voice Against Trafficking benefit concert on Thursday, Jan. 28 and we’ve got tickets to give away. Racine Coalition Against Human Trafficking (RCAHT) is a network of local resources (law enforcement, shelters, health providers and […]

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20 Women Recovered from Sex Trafficking Operation

A national sex trafficking operation has recovered 20 women locally, according to the Racine Police Department. Racine police Sgt. Jessie Metoyer issued a press release Wednesday night detailing how local law enforcement assisted the FBI in a week-long operation that recovered 149 women and girls and resulted in the arrest of more than¬†150 pimps and […]

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Be Nosey; You Could Rescue Human Trafficking Victim

  Human trafficking is a growing crime in Racine County as evidenced by the recent recovery of two teenage girls and the number of suspects rounded up last summer in a multi-jurisdictional operation. Residents can help law enforcement identify potential trafficking situations just by keeping a good lookout. The two girls – ages 13 and […]

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Donations Needed: Duffels for Human Trafficking Victims

  Faith, Hope and Love Duffels for Kids needs help fulfilling bag requests for human trafficking victims rescued in Racine County. Faith, Hope and Love Duffels for Kids supplies county law enforcement agencies with duffel bags filled with comforting items like a stuffed animal, books, socks, and a flashlight for kids who are being separated […]

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Coalition Benefit to Fight Human Trafficking

Human trafficking isn’t “just” an international issue; it happens right here in Racine County.¬†While police work to put traffickers behind bars, a new organization works to help victims into a bright future. The Racine Coalition Against Human Trafficking came together last January to work with victims of human trafficking, most of whom are young women […]

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Two Men Charged During Nationwide Human Trafficking Sting

Two men, acting as pimps, were charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with sex trafficking and exploiting 13 women, according to officials with the Racine Police Department. Part of the FBI’s nationwide effort to reduce human trafficking among juveniles; the sting involved a number of law enforcement agencies as part of the Racine […]

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