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Event raises sex trafficking awareness

October 12, 2011 • Local News


Kathryn Bolkovac, author of The Whistleblower, poses with a copy of her book Tuesday evening at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. (Mark Wilson Photo)

When Kathryn Bolkovac traveled to Bosnia in 1999 as a peacekeeper, she never thought she’d be fighting fellow peace officers — and even the United Nations — to recognize and help cease human sex trafficking.

During a rare visit to Roswell, Bolkovac — who currently resides in The Netherlands — shared her ordeal during the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center’s monthly Healthy Woman event at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Tuesday evening.

Bolkovac had been a police officer in Lincoln, Neb., for 10 years when she decided she wanted to expand her career and work an overseas mission. She got a chance to travel to Bosnia to train its local police forces following the war, although the opportunity seemed suspect from the start.

“The contractor was rather corrupt,” Bolkovac Login to read more

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