Sex trafficking bill imposes hefty charge on johns


BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - As the number of local cases of sex trafficking grows, state lawmakers are weighing a new way to combat the problem: money.

New legislation in Madison would create a hefty surcharge for convicted traffickers. The money would be used to help victims and fund future police operations.

Since the start of 2017, the Brown County Sheriff's Office has worked roughly 100 human trafficking cases and nearly one dozen more in which a child was the victim.

"Really, every time you cast the net out, it comes back full," says Rep. Andre Jacque (R-De Pere). "And we really need to do something to deal with the demand side of human trafficking."

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