Two face sex-trafficking charges, their alleged victims are children

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Federal sex-trafficking charges have been filed against 37-year-old Drayon Wren and 20-year-old Robin Wright, both of Milwaukee.

Both Wren and Wright are charged with two counts of sex-trafficking of children and two counts of transporting children across state lines for the purposes of prostitution. Wright is also charge with traveling across state lines to promote a prostitution business.

Each sex-trafficking count carries a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, and a maximum term of life in prison. The transportation counts carry the same penalty.

The charges involve allegations that in June 2014, Wren and Wright, through false promises and other deception, solicited two minors to travel to Elk Grove, Illinois, to engage in prostitution there at a hotel. At some point after arriving at the hotel, the minors asked to be returned to Milwaukee, at which time there was a disturbance which eventually involved the Elk Grove Police Department. Both minors were safely returned to their homes in Milwaukee.

Wright is currently in federal custody and Wren is currently in state custody awaiting transfer to federal court to answer the filed charges.

The case was investigated by law enforcement officers from the Human Trafficking Task Force, including those from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Milwaukee Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Penny L. Coblentz and Joseph R. Wall.

The public is cautioned that criminal charges do not constitute evidence of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until such time, if ever, that the government establishes his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.