A Hartford man is pleading guilty to sex trafficking charges in federal court.
Forty-seven-year-old Christopher Childs faces a minimum of 15 years and up to life in prison at sentencing in May. The U-S Attorney's Office says Childs admitted to operating as a pimp in southeast Wisconsin and recruiting adult females and at least one minor to work for him. He's accused of using fraud, coercion and threats to force them to perform prostitution and provide the proceeds to him. Childs is also facing a fine of up to a quarter-million dollars.