Sheriff, Legislator Hosting Human Trafficking Program In Watertown

(Watertown) State Representative John Jagler and Sheriff Dale Schmidt are hosting a program on human trafficking next month. Jagler says the community forum comes in response to news of a federal investigation alleging that four women were forced into prostitution at two Dodge County strip clubs. The Watertown Republican says his office has “received a lot of calls since this story broke” and says the program is an opportunity for people to have their questions answered and to learn about what human trafficking looks like in Wisconsin. He says as much as people want to believe that trafficking happens in big cities far away, the reality is that local law enforcement is investigating these crimes all around the state. Jagler notes that the legislature has passed numerous laws to combat human trafficking in the last several sessions. He is hoping the public will take some time to learn about how they can help law enforcement in the Dodge County area put an end to the problem for good. The Human Trafficking Forum will take place on Tuesday, May 8th from 6pm until 7:30pm in the Watertown Municipal Building (located at: 106 Jones Street in Watertown). The sheriff’s office will give a presentation and then there will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions.