Sex Trafficking Victim Chrystul Kizer Attempts To Get New Trial


June 04, 2021

By Dominique McNeil

Sex trafficing victim Chrystul Kizer who was indicted with the murder of her alleged sexual abuser wins appeal in Wisconsin, according to The Washington Post.
It was announcent that the appeal for Kizer might be able to use the Wisconsin state law which helps victims of trafficing to help win her case.
 
Chrystul Kizer who was 17 years old at the time in 2018 was charged with the murder of a man who sexual abused when she was underage. Now 20 years old Ms. Kizer's prosecution might be able to use the state law, known as the affirmative defense to show evidence to a Kenosha judge and possible jury if it goes to trial that Kizer was only defending herself against her abuser due to the assault that happened to her. In case that this defense is successful, Kizer could be acquitted of some if not all charges and wouldn't spend the rest of her life in prison. Also, by using this law it could change the way people of trafficing can take their legal case to court. This decision whether or not to accept the appeal has been going on for more than a year since 2019.