Backpage Executives Decline To Testify On Child Sex Trafficking ReportBackpage.com took down its adult advertising section this week, and officials declined to testify before a U.S. Senate subcommittee, in the face of a blistering report accusing the website of facilitating child sex trafficking.
Backpage.com Shuts Down ‘Adult’ Ads After Senate Committee ReportThe owners of Backpage.com on Monday shut down the “adult” section on the online-classified advertising site, just hours after a U.S. Senate committee released a report that found the site knowingly aided users in posting ads for prostitution and child sex trafficking.
Man Charged With Taking Minor To Wisconsin For ProstitutionDeronarte Norwood, 30, forced the minor to engage in a commercial sex act, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Woman Charged With Forcing Two Into Prostitution In DeerfieldA 53-year-old woman has been charged with pimping two women out of her business in north suburban Deerfield.
Two Arrested In Reverse Prostitution Sting In SchaumburgMichael Linzing, 55, of Prospect Heights; and Fernando Fuentes, 29, of Hillside, were both charged with one misdemeanor count of solicitation of a sexual act, according to a statement from Schaumburg police. Fuentes also faces one misdemeanor count of possession of cannabis.
Prostitute Convicted Of Second-Degree Murder For Stabbing TeacherAfter six hours of deliberation, jurors convicted 22-year-old Alisha Walker of second-degree murder for stabbing the veteran Brother Rice High School teacher to death.
Broadview Man Charged With Prostituting 16-Year-Old Girl A Broadview man has been charged with prostituting a missing girl, the Cook County sheriff’s office said.
Worker At Fox Lake Spa Charged With ProstitutionChicago resident LiYun Liu, 48, was charged with one misdemeanor count of prostitution, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office.
Two Chicago Cops At Center Of Teen-Exploitation Investigation: SourcePolice supervisors were alerted to the possibility these officers were engaged in pornography, a source tells CBS 2's Dana Kozlov.
14 Arrested In Lake County As Part Of "National Day Of Johns" Prostitution StingThe Sheriff’s Department in Lake County has released the results of a prostitution sting last month called National Day of Johns, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Chicago Woman Set Up Prostitute In Hotel Room: Sheriff's OfficeJessica Bealer of the 4700 block of South Calumet placed an ad on Backpage.com, rented a room in a Schiller Park hotel, and made a profit from another woman’s prostitution, according to a statement from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
Alderman Punched During Confrontation In Auburn GreshamAld. David Moore was punched early Sunday while investigating complaints of prostitution in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.

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