Managing partner of Milwaukee's Five O' Clock Steakhouse charged with sex trafficking a minor

NOW: Managing partner of Milwaukee’s Five O’ Clock Steakhouse charged with sex trafficking a minor

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A man in charge of one of Milwaukee's most popular restaurants has been indicted for allegedly sex trafficking a minor.

Fifty-one-year-old Stelio Kalkounos is the managing partner of Five O' Clock Steakhouse in Milwaukee.

According to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, Kalkounos was arrested Wednesday, May 15, at a hotel in Hollywood, Florida.

A grand jury indictment was unsealed Thursday, showing he was charged with sex trafficking a minor and producing child pornography.

The release says Kalkounos recruited a minor, knowing the child would be made to engage in commercial sex acts.

The indictment lists the timeline from July 16, 2023 to March 1, 2024.

It also states that on Nov. 20, 2023, Kalkounos used a minor to create child pornography.

He's currently being held in jail in Broward County, Florida, and will be transported to U.S. District Court in Madison.

This is not the first time Kalkounos has been charged with sex-related crimes involving a minor.

According to court documents, Kalkounos was convicted in 2006 after traveling to meet who he believed to be a 14-year-old girl for sexual acts. Instead, he met a Milwaukee police detective operating a sting.

If convicted of this new sex trafficking charge, Kalkounos could spend a minimum of 10 years to a maximum of life in prison.

The child pornography production charge holds a possible sentence of 25 to 50 years in prison.

CBS 58 contacted Five O' Clock Steakhouse on Friday. An employee who answered the phone said workers there do not have any information about Kalkounos' charges.

The FBI is asking anyone with information about Stelio Kalkounos to contact the FBI in Milwaukee at 414-276-4684, option 7.

If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

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