Trafficking of a Minor



A 50-year-old LaCrosse man is facing charges of benefiting from the trafficking of a child, and for sexual misconduct with a minor.

Daniel Heinz is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old runaway, who was being trafficked.

According to the criminal complaint, the teen told a La Crosse investigator that she met Daniel Heintz in mid-summer while she was in the custody of William Gerrish.

Heintz gave Gerrish drugs in exchange for sex with the girl.

Prosecutors have charged 56-year-old Gerrish of La Crosse with seven crimes in relation to trafficking, after he was arrested driving to eastern Wisconsin with the teen.

Gerrish is being held on a $50,000 cash bond and Heintz on a $10,000 cash bond.

 

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