CBS 58 -- An international fugitive from China was caught in Wisconsin after a human trafficking investigation. On March 20, investigators in Ashwaubenon learned that a woman answered an ad for modeling. The person she allegedly spoke with asked if she was willing to perform sex acts with white men to make money. The person also allegedly told her that if she brought someone under the age of 18 with, they would pay her extra. They asked the woman to meet at an Ashwaubenon hotel. Investigators made contact with the poster of the ad who set up a meeting to exchange cash for sex.
According to the information contained in the affidavit submitted in support of the criminal complaint, on September 30th, , the defendant responded to an advertisement on an internet-based classified website. On October 1, , HSI agents approached the defendant and placed him under arrest. The defendant came to Puerto Rico thinking that he could have a sexual rendezvous with a minor. Our attorneys and law enforcement partners will vigorously investigate and prosecute the trafficking of human beings, and will uphold the rights of those subjected to modern-day slavery, whether for labor or for sexual exploitation.
However, sometimes stories take an unexpected turn -- which is what happened in this instance. Kirk Everson is proud to promote his Fond du Lac County compost company. He's not afraid of being in the limelight as a lawyer -- and he's even a bit of a ham, appearing in the popular Chad Vader spoofs. However, there is one thing Everson doesn't want to talk about -- not at his home, at his office, over the phone, or after his court appearance.
Badgers are a quirky bunch. Or maybe this is not that weird. Yesterday we published some of the results. I glossed over the methodology in that column , which focused on sexually transmitted diseases.