Milwaukee has a reputation as a hub for sex trafficking. So, what is it? Who is it affecting? What are the numbers?
Here's a primer on what the crime looks like here in Milwaukee.
What It Is
Sex traffickers get an adult to exchange sex for money through force, fraud or coercion. But it’s also considered trafficking to have a child exchange sex for money, under any circumstance.
Traffickers may separate victims from family, control their lives and even move them from one city to another.