Hartford Man Indicted On Human Trafficking Charges

A grand jury has returned a three-count federal indictment against Christopher Childs for sex trafficking-related offenses that are allegedly connected to two Dodge County strip clubs. Four women were allegedly forced to dance at the strip clubs for no pay and perform sexual acts for money that went entirely to Childs. The 45-year-old Hartford man reportedly controlled the victims phone usage, told them what they could eat, took all of the money the victims made and would violently beat them if they failed to comply. The complaint states that the prostitution occurred, among other places, inside the TNT Gentlemen’s Club in Lebanon and the Hardware Store in Clyman. If convicted of any of the counts, Childs faces up to life in prison.