Kenosha County Sheriff detective hopes to raise sex trafficking awareness along I-94

Posted at 5:29 PM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 10:15:16-04

KENOSHA -- A Kenosha County Sheriff's detective hopes a woman's story that has gone viral will make more people aware of human sex trafficking.

Photos Haley Oscar shared after she was confronted by a stranger at a Kenosha beach has been shared more than 8,000 times on Facebook.

Her post caught the eye of a Kenosha County detective, especially when he read the personal questions the suspect asked her.

"Stuff like my credit score, where I live if there's people who care about me how far of a walk it is to my house," Haley Oscar told TODAY'S TMJ4 Monday.

This caught the eye of Detective Tim Hackbarth.

"Might be trying to find out if this person is a loner or not and if someone were to get them to come with them, how quickly would someone notice they are missing," Hackbarth said.

Two anti-human trafficking billboards are up all Summer along the I-94 corridor.

If you know someone who needs help, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at (888) 373-7888.