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Eau Claire group working to help victims of human trafficking


EAU CLAIRE (WKOW) -- Officials in Eau Claire are working to help victims of human trafficking.

In 2012, two girls from Eau Claire were rescued from a sex trafficking ring in the Twin Cities. They're among several survivors from Wisconsin, according to WKOW's sister station, WQOW.

The Fierce Freedom Group in Eau Claire is devoted to changing laws, identifying traffickers, and helping victims. Executive Director Jenny Almquist says step one is acknowledging the threat. "It's our hope and our passion to just really lift the lid on it so that we can take a look at it because it's going on. So we might as well look and see how we can be part of the solution.

Almquist says they're working with the Wisconsin Department of Justice to draft laws separating the gray area between prostitution and human trafficking.

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