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Sex Trafficking Survivor Chrystul Kizer Cleared to Argue Self-Defense in Homicide Trial

HeadlineJul 08, 2022

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is allowing sex trafficking survivor Chrystul Kizer to argue in court that she was justified in killing her trafficker. The ruling argued a 2008 state law that protects trafficking survivors from criminal liability for any acts committed as a result of trafficking extends to first-degree murder. Chrystul Kizer is accused of killing her white sex trafficker, Randall Volar, in 2018. She was 17 at the time. He had abused her since she was 16. Court records show Kenosha police knew Volar had a history of sexually abusing underage Black girls and was under investigation for sex trafficking, but he remained free for months. Kizer says she shot and killed Volar in self-defense after he drugged her and tried to rape her.

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