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November 27, 2015

Milwaukee Man Sentenced to 18 Years’ Imprisonment

Acting United States Attorney Gregory J. Haanstad announced today that Milwaukee resident Drayon Wren (age: 38), was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release for federal sex trafficking charges involving three minor victims and one adult victim.

On July 16, 2015, Wren plead guilty to three counts of sex trafficking of a child and one count of sex trafficking an adult by use of force, fraud or coercion. Wren recruited the three minors girls and an adult female in Milwaukee and transported them to Elk Grove, Illinois to engage in prostitution.

In his sentencing remarks, the Honorable J.P. Stadtmueller, emphasized the depravity of Wren’s conduct, “on our young people, our most important resource.”The judge further stated that “the public at large deserves protection from this terrible, terrible business” of sex trafficking.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov

This case was investigated by law enforcement officers from the Human Trafficking Task Force, including those from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Milwaukee Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Penelope Coblentz and Joseph R. Wall.

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