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Milwaukee Man Indicted on Federal Sex Trafficking Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Acting United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling announced today that a federal grand jury had returned an indictment charging Samuel Spencer (age 49) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with three counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion, for offenses that spanned over 15 years and multiple states.

If convicted for Count One, Spencer faces a maximum of life in prison.  If convicted for Counts Two or Three, Spencer faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison and a maximum of life in prison.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Erica J. Lounsberry and Abbey M. Marzick.

The public is cautioned that an indictment is merely a charge and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Updated December 15, 2021