By Paul Schmitt
Local law enforcement agencies are cracking down big time on sex trafficking in the area. An undercover operation in that started this past spring has led to 25 arrests in northeastern Wisconsin alone, including a Luxemburg man who was arrested in Door County back in July. Door County District Attorney Colleen Nordin along with Attorney General Brad Schimel announced the arrests late last week. Nordin says the operation revealed the prevalence of sex trafficking in the area.
The larger scale operation took place on July 21 with the collaboration of the Department of Justice which included special agents, 40 law enforcement officers, U.S. Marshalls, FBI advocates, along with Sturgeon Bay Police and Door County Sheriff’s Department. Nordin deems the operation a success and shows how proactive law enforcement needs to be in the future to deter sex trafficking crimes.