FBI Human Trafficking Sting Saves 2 Wisconsin Children

Officers Made 82 Arrests In Wisconsin Over 3 Days


The FBI says two Wisconsin children were among dozens who have been rescued during a nationwide sex trafficking sting.

WLUK-TV reports law enforcement from multiple agencies searched websites and arranged meetings with people who buy or sell sex as part of Operation Cross Country.

Officers made 82 arrests in Wisconsin over three days. The FBI says two minors were removed from a trafficking situation in Racine.

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Sgt. Matt Wilson leads the Brown County Sheriff’s Office human trafficking efforts. He says officers hope to not only rescue victims from human trafficking, but to also stop sex buyers and prevent the problem from continuing.

The FBI says police have rescued 84 minors and arrested 120 traffickers across the United States.

This is the 11th year the FBI has run the nationwide sting.

Editor’s Note: This story will be updated.