25 arrested in Wisconsin sex trafficking sting

Posted at 6:45 PM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 19:47:05-04

A Wisconsin sex sting resulted in 25 arrests. It's part of an effort to crack down on human trafficking and sexual predators.

The operations took place in northern and eastern Wisconsin. Some of those arrested are accused of targeting 14 and 15-year-olds for sex.

"We struggle with people confusing the old traditional idea of prostitution with human trafficking. Gone are the days when most prostitution with individuals walking on streets, standing at street corners and flagging down cars," Attorney General Brad Schimel said.

Those arrested have been charged with several counts of soliciting a child for prostitution, attempted second degree sexual assault of a child, and more.