CHICAGO (CBS) — A Michigan man was in federal custody after he was arrested last week for allegedly bringing a woman and two teenagers to south suburban Tinley Park to engage in prostitution at what he thought was a bachelor party.
Fabriel “Face” Delaney, 25, of Kalamazoo, was arrested in a sting operation early Friday morning outside of a Tinley Park hotel, according to federal prosecutors.
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He’d allegedly brought a 16-year-old girl, a 17-year-old girl and that girl’s sister — who is over 18 — to the hotel from Michigan to engage in sex acts at what he thought was a bachelor party. But the party was a federal sting operation set up by the FBI following a long-term investigation of Delaney, according to a criminal complaint against Delaney.
Delaney was arrested by the FBI and charged with transporting a minor across state lines for prostitution. He was due for a detention hearing on Monday at the Dirksen federal courthouse in Chicago.
According to a federal affidavit, Delaney drove the three females from Kalamazoo to Tinley Park late Thursday into early Friday, expecting to take them to a bachelor party to have sex with a group of 10 to 12 men for $150 to $300 per customer.
The youngest victim told authorities that she met Delaney earlier this month and since, then, had he immediately began trafficking her for sex. She told FBI agents that she’d gone on 20 to 24 calls for Delaney, providing him with half of the money she was paid for those sex acts.
The investigation into Delaney began in September 2010 when Illinois State Police pulled Delaney over in Will County and found that he was traveling with three female passengers, including the 16-year-old girl.
The charges allege Delaney was sex-trafficking the 16-year-old at a hotel in Joliet after he and another unnamed individual met the girl through Facebook.
He also used various websites to advertise prostitution services and usually met customers in a hotel parking lot to make sure they weren’t undercover cops before sending them into the victim’s hotel room.