Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said there are numerous examples of young women being taken across state lines for prostitution.
With the stroke of a pen, Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans set June 1 as the start of the new Prostitution and Trafficking Intervention Court. Evans said state law already treats prostitution as a misdemeanor, and not a felony. The new intervention court takes that approach a step further.
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Claudell Arrington, 33, was arrested April 15 when he thought he was going to receive proceeds from a woman he recruited to prostitute for him, according to a statement from the Cook County sheriff’s office.
Delora Johnson, 24, walked up to Hillside Police Chief Joseph Lukaszek and asked for a cigarette about 7 p.m. outside the station in the 4700 block of West Roosevelt Road, Cook County prosecutors said at a bond hearing. When Lukaszek said he didn’t have one, she offered to perform sex acts on him for $20, prosecutors said.
(CBS) – A 29-year-old Woodstock mother has been charged with prostitution following a sting by local police. Woodstock police say they opened an investigation in October 2014 after receiving several anonymous complaints of “suspicious activity” […]
The Cook County Sheriff’s Police told them they were coming. The agency took an ad out on Backpage.com and warned it was “investigating and arresting” human sex traffickers and those who enable them by answering escort ads. “They still did it,” Sheriff Tom Dart said. “We knew they would.”
Ferid Mahalbasic, 18, of Waterloo, Iowa, is charged with involuntary servitude of a minor and involuntary servitude, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
Jim Sacluti, 38, was arrested Friday at O’Hare after authorities were notified by Homeland Security that he was at the airport waiting for a flight to Tokyo, according to a statement from the Cook County sheriff’s office.
Alleged serial killer Darren Vann used an online classified advertising service to lure at least one of his victims to her death, according to police.
Two felons have joined five other defendants in a major racketeering case targeting an Outfit-connected crew accused of home invasions, armed robberies, burglaries, insurance fraud, prostitution, arson and a plot to murder a witness.
Senator Mark Kirk said Monday he and Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein have introduced legislation to further crackdown on people involved in human trafficking.
A community activist says teenage girls — runaways — were held captive and forced by pimps to have sex.
Chang-Li Wang was arrested for allegedly offering to perform a sexual act for money on an undercover official who went to the business on behalf of police.
Senator Mark Kirk and States Attorney Anita Alvarez are promoting an agenda aimed at stopping prostitution advertised over the internet, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
An ordinance sponsored by Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) would have outlawed unauthorized strip clubs in residential neighborhoods, but allowed some nudity in clubs that serve booze.
Police are teaming up with business leaders in a high-crime neighborhood on the South Side, to try to make the area safer and more attractive for doing business.
Nabil Anas provided the Palos Park woman with cocaine, and prostituted her several times over the last few weeks, and then used the money to buy drugs and pay for motel rooms.
A pimp who was nabbed at a Skokie hotel was sentenced to 15 years behind bars Wednesday after a 16-year-old girl he sexually exploited tearfully testified, “It’s disgusting to do that to a kid.”
The owner of a martial arts studio has been charged with promoting prostitution and solicitation of a sexual act in north suburban Highland Park.