Man stops in Wilmington on walk from Ft. Lauderdale to D.C. to raise awareness about human trafficking

Man stops in Wilmington on walk from Ft. Lauderdale to D.C. to raise awareness about human trafficking
Roger Dehart, a former bailiff from Broward County in Florida is currently in the process of walking from Ft. Lauderdale to Washington DC to raise awareness about human trafficking. (Source: WECT)

SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - Roger DeHart, a bailiff from Broward County in Florida is currently walking from Ft. Lauderdale to Washington D.C. to raise awareness about human trafficking.

Saturday afternoon he made his way through Brunswick County.

Monday he made his way through the Port City.

DeHart says he feels human trafficking does not get the attention that it needs so he made it his goal to stop in cities along the way during his journey and talk to community leaders and those who want to help in the fight.

DeHart was inspired to bring more awareness to this topic after hearing many stories from trafficking victims during his time as a bailiff.

DeHart hopes to reach Washington D.C. by May 19. Once there he will hold a rally on Capitol Hill with survivors of human trafficking, organizations and family and friends to help bring even more awareness to the issue.

DeHart said he chose to walk the entire way because he wanted to prove to survivors and victims of human trafficking, how important the issue is to him.

"I wanted to do a big sacrifice," DeHart said. "I wanted to show the survivors that I'm willing to walk these 1,065 miles for them… Joyfully. So they'll know that I'm serious about their life."

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