Victim Services Huron is hosting a series of free seminars about the growing issue of human trafficking in Huron County.
Attendees of the sessions will hear from Executive Director Deborah Logue, who says the trafficking of people takes a different form in rural Ontario than it does in the city.
Logue says predators utilize social media more in the country, to lure young people into situations where they may feel pressured to take part in illicit activities.
She tells Country 104.9 News the trafficking of humans increases as economic development rises.
According to Logue, isolation and a lack of transportation can lead victims to be lured online by traffickers.
She also points to a lack of resources in rural Ontario as another reason the free sessions by Victim Services Huron are so important.
Three sessions are planned in the coming weeks.
They run October 10th at F.E. Madill Secondary School in Wingham, October 17th at South Huron Secondary School in Exeter, and October 24th at Goderich District Collegiate Institute, in Goderich.
Each sessions runs from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m..