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Milwaukee man sentenced to 21 years for sex trafficking, forced labor

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A Milwaukee man was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Wednesday for sex trafficking and forced labor.

According to the Department of Justice, 47-year-old Paul Carter pleaded guilty on October 6 to four counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion and one count of conspiracy to commit forced labor and sex trafficking.

According to court documents and Carter’s guilty plea, from 2001-2013, Carter recruited young women and girls to dance at clubs on Indian reservations in Northern Wisconsin. Carter made false promises of money and used a combination of physical violence, emotional manipulation, sexual assault and threats to exert control over the victims and get them to perform commercial sex acts.

The prosecution is the result of a joint investigation by the Eastern District of Wisconsin’s Human Trafficking Task Force and efforts of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the State of Wisconsin Department of Justice, the Milwaukee Police Department, the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Civil Rights Division’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit.

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