Law enforcement officials have arrested 150 people across the U.S. for allegedly forcing children into prostitution, following a three-day effort said to be the most comprehensive of its kind in American history.
A couple from the Gresham neighborhood has been charged for the rape of two teenage girls and for forcing them to have sex with other men for money.
A 25-year-old man who pleaded guilty Friday to transporting a minor from Wisconsin to Illinois and forcing her to work as a prostitute faces up to life in prison for sex trafficking.
A 35-year-old man has been accused of forcing 12 girls into prostitution, and addicting them to heroin.
A 36-year-old man has been charged with holding a Crystal Lake woman against her will and forcing her into prostitution.