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City of Springfield raises trafficking awareness

SPRINGFIELD – Human trafficking is becoming a bigger problem and local advocacy groups are working to shed renewed light on how predators reel in victims. And on Thursday, April 14, the Springfield Library held a Human Trafficking Awareness panel to highlight the dangers and complicated issues surrounding human trafficking in Lane County, emphasizing how it impacts the unhoused and beyond.

The panel included Rotarian Rae LaMarche, Springfield Police Officer Jamie McMahon and Officer Terry Murry, who work in the excessive sex crimes division, Emily Huff with Kids First, and a representative from Looking Glass, who remains anonymous for their protection. The . . .