Tuesday, November 8, 2011
A Milwaukee pimp convicted of killing a man he suspected of trying to recruit his prostitutes was charged in federal court Wednesday with sex trafficking children across state lines. Sean Patrick, 37, has agreed to plead guilty to four counts including conspiracy and sex trafficking of three children, in two instances using force. Patrick is the latest in a string of federal sex trafficking cases brought by the U.S. attorney's office in Milwaukee. Milwaukee County prosecutors have filed their own series of cases against pimps, elevating the profile of a crime that sometimes is treated as a minor offense. Milwaukee police investigated the federal sex trafficking case against Patrick. … Patrick received 20 years in prison in the murder of Joeren Mason, the maximum penalty under a plea deal with the state prosecutor. … Patrick faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison on the sex trafficking charges.