To fight sex trafficking, speak up, police say

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Law enforcement can only do so much on its own to prevent sex trafficking, Appleton Police Lt. Steve Elliott told the crowd at a public awareness event Monday.

Roughly 100 community members, many of them Kimberly-Clark employees, came to the company's Neenah conference center to hear what the Outagamie County sex trafficking task force is doing to fight sex trafficking, but more importantly what the community as a whole can do.

It's mostly about saying something when you see something that's off, experts said.

Elliott urged audience members to go back to their communities and spread what they learned Monday about the dynamics and characteristics of sex trafficking. They also need to speak up about how the crime does happen here, and likely in every corner of Wisconsin.

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