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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Reedsburg Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Transporting Minor Across State Lines

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Alexander Kluball, 26, Reedsburg, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 10 years in federal prison, to be followed by 20 years of supervised release, for transporting a minor from Tennessee to Wisconsin for the purpose of prostitution.  Kluball pleaded guilty to this charge on February 12, 2016.  

On May 21, 2015, Kluball “friended” a 17-year-old female from Tennessee on Facebook.  On July 25, 2015, Kluball drove from Reedsburg to Tennessee, where he picked up the female and drove her back to his apartment in Reedsburg.  From July 26 through July 30, 2015, Kluball posted prostitution advertisements of this female online.  During this time period, Kluball rented hotel rooms in Madison, drove the victim to the prostitution dates arranged from the online advertisements, and collected the money from the victim after the prostitution dates occurred.

Kluball’s conviction is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Madison Police Department, Sauk County Sheriff’s Department, Fitchburg Police Department, Beloit Police Department, Rock County Sheriff’s Department, and the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie S. Pfluger. 

Topic: 
Human Trafficking
Updated April 28, 2016