Last month, a 29-year-old Brown Deer, Wisconsin, man was charged in federal court with prostituting three minors over a time period of three years. The preliminary hearing on the sexual offense case was scheduled for Aug. 30, but no further reports have been made.
The man, who is already a convicted felon, faces three counts of sex trafficking of a child, and the U.S. Magistrate judge on the case ruled that the man would not be released on bail.
The criminal complaint against the man accuses him of "pimping" three young women who were under the age of 18, but are now adults. One of the young women was reportedly 16-years-old when she allegedly began working as a prostitute for the man in November 2006.
However, at the time, the criminal complaint stated that the man believed that the young woman was 23 at the time and expressed anger when she revealed that she in fact was underage, but she said she continued working for him for about two more weeks.
According to the criminal complaint, the young woman was prostituted about 80 times while working for the man and gave the man all of the money she was paid. In early 2007, the young woman allegedly went to work for another pimp in the area, who was later sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2010 after being convicted in federal court.
The two other minors that man allegedly prostituted were both 17-years-old, the criminal complaint stated. The man reportedly used Craigslist, strip clubs in Wisconsin and Minnesota and private parties get "jobs" for the prostitutes.
After police used a warrant to search the man's home in July, they allegedly found more than $94,000 in cash, evidence of a bank account in the man's name worth $99,000, valuable cars and jewelry and firearms.
Especially considering that this man is a convicted felon, he faces serious prison time. Sex crimes involving minors carry some of the most severe punishments available in Wisconsin and the rest of the country.
Source: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brown Deer man accused of prostituting 3 minors," Breann Schossow, Aug 19, 2011