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Police In Illinois, Indiana Join Forces To Battle Illegal Sex Trade

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said there are numerous examples of young women being taken across state lines for prostitution.

06/19/2015

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Cook County Creates New Court To Focus On Prostitution, Human Trafficking Cases

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.

05/29/2015

Shamere McKenzie (CBS)

Woman Escapes Sex Trade, Earns Degree In Criminal Justice

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has the incredible story of one woman’s journey to get an education.

05/08/2015

Claudell Arrington (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Promoting Prostitution

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.

04/22/2015

Delora Johnson (Credit: Hillside Police)

Woman Charged With Offering Sex To Hillside Police Chief For $20

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.

03/23/2015

Sheila E. Johnston (Woodstock Police Dept.)

Woodstock Mother Charged With Prostitution

(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” […]

03/06/2015

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Sheriff Advertises Prostitution Sting, But Johns Still Arrested

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.”

02/03/2015

Ferid Mahalbasic (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Iowa Man Charged In Chicago Sex Trafficking Case

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.

01/13/2015

Jim Sacluti (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Wanted In 2013 Pimping Case Arrested At O’Hare

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.

01/13/2015

Darren Vann, suspected serial killer. Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

2 Investigators: Authorities Say Classified Ads Website Used For Prostitution

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.

10/21/2014

Jeffrey Hollinghead (left) and Willie Feliciano (right) have been charged in Operation Crew Cut, 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. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections/Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Two More Charged In Operation Crew Cut Racketeering Case

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.

08/29/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Introduces Legislation To Crack Down On Sex Trafficking

Senator Mark Kirk said Monday he and Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein have introduced legislation to further crackdown on people involved in human trafficking.

06/30/2014

Andrew Holmes (CBS)

Activist: Gage Park Property Was Used For Human Trafficking

A community activist says teenage girls — runaways — were held captive and forced by pimps to have sex.

05/12/2014

Chang-Li Wang (St. Charles Police)

St. Charles Massage Parlor Worker Charged With Prostitution

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.

04/18/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Sen. Kirk Calls For Law To Stop Internet Ads For Prostitution

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.

03/10/2014

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Prostitution Concerns Halt Effort To Allow Booze In Chicago Strip Clubs

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.

03/06/2014

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Businesses Team Up With Police To Clean Up Roseland

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.

03/03/2014

Nabil Anas (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Accused Of Prostituting Teen To Buy Drugs

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.

09/27/2013

Pimp Convicted Of Prostituting Minors Gets 15-Year Sentence

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.”

08/21/2013

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Highland Park Kung Fu Instructor Faces Sex-Related Charges

The owner of a martial arts studio has been charged with promoting prostitution and solicitation of a sexual act in north suburban Highland Park.

08/12/2013

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