MILWAUKEE — A former employee and client who broke into a resource center that helps victims of human trafficking was recently convicted in connection with the incident.
Chuntazia Cox, 27, was sentenced to 90 days in a Milwaukee jail and three years of probation. Restitution was also set at $1,350 to the victim and nearly $20,000 to American Family Mutual Insurance Company. Cox was charged in April with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.
The incident happened in March after Milwaukee police responded to the Convergence Resource Center on 76th Street. The court estimated the total damages to be less than $2,500.
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According to the criminal complaint, the front security door was broken and the center piece of glass was thrown out. Police found broken glass, overturned bookshelves and picture frames, an intercom that had been pulled from the wall with exposed wires, damaged computers and their monitors, broken computer mice, overturned chairs, televisions pulled from walls, a microwave thrown upside down, and damaged walls.
The complaint states that Cox came to the center for help and was eventually admitted. The center then learned that Cox had allegedly been using drugs and had quit her job earlier this week. On the day of the incident, employees barricaded themselves in the office when they saw Cox’s vehicle parked outside the building. They called police and saw Cox on security cameras damaging the center, according to the complaint.
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