Oct 07, 2019 4:51 PM

Wisconsin woman gets 10 years for sex trafficking 16-year-old in Nebraska, Iowa

Posted Oct 07, 2019 4:51 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman has been imprisoned for sex trafficking a 16-year-old girl in Iowa and Nebraska

Federal prosecutors say 37-year-old Brooklyn Pohl was given 10 years at her sentencing Friday in Omaha.

The prosecutors say officers made contact in November 2016 with the girl at a truck stop in the Omaha suburb of Gretna. Investigators learned that Pohl and the girl had traveled from Illinois through Iowa into Nebraska. They stayed at several motels along the way, with Pohl posting online ads offering the girl for sex acts.

Prosecutors say Pohl would help the girl negotiate prices with the customers.

The case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol, the FBI, the Nebraska Attorney General's Office and the Sheboygan (Wisconsin) Police Department.

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Proposal would legalize car break-ins to save people, pets

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A public hearing has been scheduled Monday on a Lincoln proposal that would offer legal protection to people who break vehicle windows to save children or animals from dangerous heat.

Councilman James Michael Bowers told the Lincoln Journal Star his proposal would remove a legal gray area and would let people act with confidence if they were to follow specific steps.

Authorities say nearly 50 children in the U.S. have died this year after being left in hot vehicles, but none in Lincoln in recent years. Local animal control manager Steve Beal says no pet has died of heat exposure from being left in a vehicle this year, but Lincoln recorded one such dog death last year.

Lincoln City Attorney Jeff Kirkpatrick says his office hasn't filed a charge in a case where someone busted a car window to save someone.