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Wisconsin court: Sex trafficking can be defense for homicide (UPDATE)

Judge to rule on immunity in Kizer sex-trafficking case

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A woman accused of killing a man can argue at trial that she was justified because he was sexually trafficking her, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision that could help define the limits of legal immunity for trafficking victims nationwide. The justices ruled 4-3 that a 2008 state law ...

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Kaul: More needs to be done to combat sex trafficking

Law-enforcement agencies in Wisconsin are not consistently reporting human trafficking cases, leading to incomplete information and is likely undercounting the number of people who are forced into the sex trade, a report released by the state attorney general on Thursday found.

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Backpage ad site: Aider of traffickers or way to stop them?

The adult ads on are endless — written in a sort of risque code to avoid implying something illegal, yet still obvious invitations for sex, adorned with suggestive photos and videos. Many in the fight against sex trafficking loathe the website, particularly since some escorts in the ads have turned out to be minors who've been forced into the sex trade.

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Man to plead guilty to sex-trafficking 3 girls

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee man has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of sex-trafficking three girls between Wisconsin and Illinois. Court records filed Wednesday show that Sean D. Patrick is charged with three counts of sex trafficking of a child and a fourth charge of conspiring to sex-traffic children. Federal prosecutors say the 37-year-old recruited girls under the ...

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