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Judge to rule on immunity in Kizer sex-trafficking case
Jul 6, 2022

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

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 […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court
Mar 1, 2022

Justices to weigh if trafficking defense applies to homicide

The Wisconsin Supreme Court was set Tuesday to consider whether a woman can argue that she legally killed a man under a state law that absolves sex trafficking victims of their crimes.

Oct 23, 2020

Hartford man sentenced to 27 years for sex trafficking

A Wisconsin man accused of forcing women into working as prostitutes was sentenced Wednesday to 27 years in prison.

Jan 9, 2020

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.

Oct 7, 2019

Woman gets 10 years for sex trafficking 16-year-old

A Wisconsin woman has been imprisoned for sex trafficking a 16-year-old girl in Iowa and Nebraska.

Jul 11, 2019

How Epstein’s secret deal could affect sex trafficking case

Financier Jeffrey Epstein awaits a bail hearing after pleading not guilty this week to sex trafficking charges in a case brought a decade after he secretly cut a deal with prosecutors to dispose of nearly identical allegations.

Jun 3, 2019

View from around the state: State must step up and join others to combat human trafficking

It sent a strong message. Law enforcement and elected officials standing behind U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil as he introduced his first bill, HR 2149, "Exposing the Financing of Human Trafficking Act," at the Racine County Sheriff's Substation.

Sep 13, 2016

Veterinarian charged with sex trafficking

A Wisconsin veterinarian is charged with sex trafficking in Minnesota.

Apr 19, 2016

Walker signs child abuse, trafficking bills

Gov. Scott Walker signed half-a-dozen bills designed to curtail child abuse and sex trafficking during visits Tuesday to law enforcement facilities around the state.

Aug 17, 2015

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.

Jun 17, 2015

Milwaukee man gets 20 years for sex trafficking

A federal judge has sentenced a Milwaukee man to 20 years in prison for pimping two girls.

Apr 28, 2015

Man found guilty of sex trafficking woman to Minnesota

A man has been found guilty of sex trafficking an 18-year-old woman from Wisconsin to eastern Minnesota.


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