Foreign dignitaries visit Milwaukee in international effort to combat human trafficking
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Leaders from southeast Asia are in Milwaukee training with law enforcement to better identify and prosecute sex and labor trafficking.
"We need to work together so we can have partnerships with law enforcement in countries to be able to identify the victims there, to be able to prosecute even defendants here, offenders here who are harming children in these other countries," said Matt Krueger, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Wisconsin.
A few months ago, the U.S. Attorney's Office of Eastern Wisconsin indicted someone who traveled to the Philippines to make child pornography.
One of the prosecutors in the office has spent time in Malaysia to help officials there create a human trafficking task force.