For Release – April 11, 2022
Human Trafficking in Wellington (HTinWC) and Sexual Assault in Wellington (SAinWC) wrapped it’s grant term with impactful videos on Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault.
The HTinWC and SAinWC campaigns, partnered by Victim Services Guelph Wellington, Wellington County OPP and Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington (CSGW) released videos to reach a broad audience online.
“#HTinWC Her Story” is a segmented video that illustrates the experience of a victim who is engaged through social media. The video is informed by front-line workers who support survivors of Human Trafficking to ensure it is a realistic representation of the crime that is happening throughout this area.
“#SAinWC Victim’s Morning After” is a virtual text interaction between a victim and a friend. They try to determine what happened to her the night before.
“#SAinWC Perpetrators’s Morning After” is the perpetrator’s text exchange with a friend, who is aware of this criminal’s horrific behavior.
The videos urge victims to take advantage of supports, as well as encouraging those who are aware of sexual assault to report it.
While the grant has come to an end, the messaging continues and anyone interested in presentations to educate on Human Trafficking, Sexual Assault, reporting these crimes or cybersafety is invited to contact CSGW at www.csgw.tips Funding for the HTinWC and SAinWC initiatives was provided the Ministry of the Solicitor General CSP Grant.
If you know someone trafficking individuals, or committing sexual assault, you can report it anonymously and confidential by calling CSGW at 1-800-222-TIPS or provide a Webtip at www.csgw.tips. If your information leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.