WASHINGTON, D.C. – The issue of human trafficking in Wisconsin is a top focus for Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Department of Justice. In conjunction with the Department’s Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Attorney General Schimel is hosting Human Trafficking School in Eau Claire dedicated to training law enforcement about the complexity of human trafficking.
Wisconsin is not immune human trafficking. Attorney General Schimel has taken significant action dedicated to stopping this crime. In September 2017, the Attorney General established the Human Trafficking Bureau within the Division of Criminal Investigation, which provides a coordinated effort to identify and prosecute traffickers. Attorney General Schimel is making sure that human trafficking will not be tolerated in Wisconsin.
In an interview with WEAU-13, Attorney General Schimel said, “We want traffickers to know, we’re watching. We have got all these people that are now eyes and ears out there for us, they know what to look for and they’re going to call us.”
Schimel referred to the recent arrests of five people in a sting operation targeting sex trafficking in St. Croix County, saying when they make those types of arrests, they learn more information about how to stop it.