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Nationwide sex trafficking operation catches 15 suspects in Wisconsin

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BROWN COUNTY Wis. (WBAY) -

Over a dozen arrests have been made in Wisconsin following a nationwide sex trafficking operation to find people involved in sex trafficking of adults and minors.

Authorities involved in the sting included the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Green Bay Police Department, Ashwaubenon Public Safety, De Pere Police Department and FBI-Milwaukee.

According to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, there were a total of 15 arrests made during the operation. The charges for those arrested during the week of October 10 include: Trafficking a Child, Child Enticement, Prostitution, Possession of Methamphetamine and Use of a Computer to Facilitate a Child Sex Crime.

Our Green Bay affiliate WBAY-TV was in court Friday when two Brown County suspects arrested in this operation made their appearance in court.

One was of those suspects was Phillip LaBlanc, 55, who allegedly wanted to meet a 16-year-old for sex.  He is being held on a $7500.00 cash bond. He’s facing the following charges: Trafficking of a Child and Child Enticement-Prostitution

The second suspect WBAY-TV caught in court was Frank Woyak, 58, who is facing two charges including Trafficking of a Child and Child Enticement-Prostitution. Authorities say Woyak wanted to meet a 16-year-old girl for sex for money ($150). Woyak is also being held on a $7500.00 cash bond.

Both LaBlanc and Woyak will be back in court on October 28th.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office said it, along with the above mentioned agencies, will continue to work together to protect our children and residents of Brown County from individuals involved in Child Sex Trafficking.

Authorities did not release the names of the others who were arrested.

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