Milwaukee has a reputation as a hub for sex trafficking. So, what is it? Who is it affecting? What are the numbers?
Over the next few days, we’ll hear from survivors, activists, law enforcement and lawmakers looking to eradicate the problem. First up is 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.