K9 'Kozak', used in child predator investigations, meets national advocate he's named after

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- State leaders joined together Thursday to show off a state DOJ canine alongside the advocate the dog is named for.

Alicia Kozak made national headlines when she was abducted by an internet predator as a teen.

The department's canine "Kozak" is named in her honor.

He can sniff out crucial evidence, including SD cards as tiny as a fingernail.

Alicia explained why the help from canines is so important to solve sex crimes like hers.

"One thing that is really important to remember is that a case is only as strong as its evidence," she said. "So if evidence is missed, it may not be as strong of a case, and that person may continue to go on and harm others."

State Senator Van Wanggaard was joined by Attorney General Josh Kaul at the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

Wanggaard says both parties are committed to ending online sex crimes in Wisconsin.

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