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2 Milwaukee men indicted in sex trafficking conspiracy

MILWAUKEE — A federal grand jury in Milwaukee returned a 15-count superseding indictment Tuesday charging two Milwaukee men with conspiracy, sex trafficking and related offenses spanning from 2007 to 2013.

These charges resulted from an investigation conducted by the Human Trafficking Task Force for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, which includes the following agencies: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), FBI, Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation and the Milwaukee Police Department.

Paul Carter, 44, aka "Pimpin' Paul" and David Moore, 46, aka "King David," both of Milwaukee, were each previously indicted. Carter was indicted on two counts of sex trafficking and Moore was indicted for sex trafficking, conspiracy and solicitation of a crime of violence.

The 15-count indictment returned Aug. 5 jointly charges the two defendants on four additional counts of conspiracy, sex trafficking and labor trafficking. It further charges each defendant with additional sex trafficking offenses, for a total of six additional counts against Carter and eight additional counts against Moore. Both defendants are charged with sex trafficking of both adults and minors.

If convicted, Carter and Moore each face a sentence of up to life imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. States Attorney Karine Moreno-Taxman, Eastern District of Wisconsin and Trial Attorney Daniel H. Weiss of the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division's Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit.

An indictment is merely an accusation, and each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.