A Milwaukee man pleaded guilty to four counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion and one count of conspiracy to commit forced labor and sex trafficking. He preyed on young women and girls, and used extreme violence, fear, isolation and coercion to force them to engage in commercial sex and to perform at exotic dance clubs on Indian reservations in Northern Wisconsin.
On Oct. 6, 2017, defendant Paul Carter, 47, received a 21-year prison sentence for his abhorrent crimes.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s office:
For over a decade, from 2001 to 2013, the defendant recruited young women and girls to dance at clubs using false promises of money and a better life. He then used a combination of physical violence, isolation, emotional manipulation, sexual assault, and threats to harm the victims’ families to exert control over the victims and compel them to engage in commercial sex acts.
For example, on one occasion, the defendant used a heated wire hanger to brand a “P” on a victim’s buttock to demonstrate his ownership of her. When he learned that another victim was considering leaving, he put the barrel of a gun in her mouth and threatened to “blow her head off.”
On another occasion, the defendant, believing that a victim had hidden money from him, responded by searching her genitals and then forcing her to engage in sexual intercourse with him. In another instance, the defendant required her to choose between two punishments: drowning or jumping out of a window. After the victim jumped out of the window and fell to the ground, the defendant kicked her several times in the head, threw the victim to the ground, and stepped on her head hard enough to break her teeth.
David Moore and Najee Moore, two of Carter’s co-defendants, previously pleaded guilty. David Moore will be sentenced on January 30, 2018, for conspiracy to commit sex trafficking and trafficking with respect to forced labor. Najee Moore was sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to commit sex trafficking and use of an interstate facility to promote a prostitution business enterprise.
Breitbart Texas has covered sex trafficking at length. In a recent report, two Texas men admitted to trafficking a 13-year-old girl. The issue of sex trafficking is prevalent across the U.S.