MILWAUKEE - A
38-year-old man told a federal judge that he had dreams and a
formal business plan when he got out of state prison - and he only
started sex trafficking his girlfriend and three 17-year-old girls
so he could raise money for his business ventures.
Dayton Wren was
sentenced to 18 years in prison during a hearing Wednesday in
federal court. His sentence is concurrent with the rest of a state
sentence he's already serving for violating probation on a
reckless injury conviction.
A news outlet
reports Wren's attorney, Thomas Erickson, suggested a sentence of
roughly 11 years, saying Wren didn't have many prostitutes and
didn't personally abuse them.
But U.S. District
Judge J.P. Stadtmueller gave him 18 years, and remarked on the
"depravity" of Wren's crime.