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Van Hollen wants an end to child trafficking in Wis.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Putting an end to child trafficking with be a priority of Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen this coming year.

He tells the Wisconsin State Journal he wants to hire five full-time employees, including three special agents and two criminal analysts, who would work to fight child sex trafficking. Van Hollen also wants to hold more training for law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim and witness coordinators and to work with lawmakers to draft human trafficking-related legislation.

Van Hollen asked for more than $900,000 in his department's two-year budget request. Governor Scott Walker's spokesman Cullen Werwie said the governor's office is reviewing it.

Van Hollen's spokeswoman Dana Brueck says the department doesn't have statistics on the scope of the problem in Wisconsin. But she says it would naive to think it isn't happening.

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