Statute

Wis. Stat. Ann. 973.015(2m)

In Wisconsin, survivors of trafficking may bring a motion to vacate convictions for prostitution.

To vacate a prostitution conviction, survivors must prove that it was a result of being a victim of trafficking for the purposes of a commercial sex act. Survivors must also state in their motion why they did not previously raise the trafficking as an affirmative defense. This creates an unnecessary hurdle for survivors and fails to consider the dynamics of trafficking.

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