Sex trafficking charges filed against Mercer, WI man

By KBJR News 1

October 7, 2013 Updated Oct 7, 2013 at 10:41 PM CDT

Mercer, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Charges have been filed against a Wisconsin man involved in an alleged sex trafficking bust.

Dennis Braun, a 67-year-old Mercer, WI man, has been formally charged in Iron County court with one felony count of soliciting a child for prostitution.

According to the criminal complaint, Braun responded to an escort service ad on Backpage.com on September 25, agreeing to pay $300 in travel expenses for a 14-year-old Milwaukee girl to come to his home and another thousand dollars for the girl to stay with him overnight.

The complaint says the man only engaged in kissing the girl and providing wine.

Three women also allegedly involved have been charged with four separate felony counts.

Braun is expected to make his initial court appearance on October 21.