Sex Trafficking

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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 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 (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.


Nathan Demar Huey-Dingle of Chicago is charged in Jasper County with murder and in U.S. District Court in Hammond with taking women across state lines for prostitution.

Pimp Gets 45 Years For Beating Woman To Death In Indiana

U.S. District Judge Philip Simon issued the sentence last week for Nathan Huey-Dingle, 32, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to three counts related to sex trafficking his victim and another prostitute.


Demarcus Feltus (left) and Laburron Jackson (right). (Credit: DuPage County State's Attorney's office)

Four Chicago Men Among 281 Arrested For Child Prostitution In Nationwide Sting

Authorities announced Monday that four people from Chicago were arrested in a nationwide operation targeting child sex traffickers.


Police, Prosecutors, Welfare Groups Launch New Campaign Against Sex Trafficking

Although numbers are vague, the crime of human trafficking presents a real challenge to law enforcement and welfare agencies, who have teamed up to try to raise awareness of troubled children who end up being manipulated or forced into prostitution.


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14-Year-Old Sex Trafficking Survivor Speaks Out

It could happen in your neighborhood, on your street. Young girls are being lured from their homes and forced into prostitution. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones spoke with a 14-year-old girl who escaped that life and now has a warning for other kids.



Four Arrested In Naperville During National Sex Trafficking Bust

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.



Arrests Made In Chicago As Part Of Sex Trafficking Sweep By FBI

Agents and police officers swept through 76 cities, including Chicago. Across the country, they rescued 105 children and arrested 150 pimps.


Myrelle Lockett (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Sex Trafficking For Second Time In Cook County

A man previously convicted of sex trafficking in Cook County has been charged again, this time for allegedly kidnapping a Minnesota woman and bringing her to Chicago to work in the sex trade.


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Man Pleads Guilty To Forcing Girls Into Prostitution

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 man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Convicted Sex-Trafficker Sentenced To Life In Prison

A former northwest suburban massage parlor owner who forced four foreign women into prostitution — and tattooed them with his moniker — was sentenced to life in prison Monday.


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Algonquin’s Presidential Park To Host Red Run 5K

The race will benefit the Salvation Army PROMISE (Anne’s House), a local residential program that provides aftercare for victims, and Love146, an organization that provides prevention and aftercare solutions internationally.


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Chicago Man Charged With Trafficking Minors For Sex

Carl Brandon Smith allegedly forced the victims to engage in commercial sex acts and transported one of the minors across the Wisconsin border to engage in prostitution in Illinois.


Datqunn Sawyer

Chicago Man Convicted Of Sex Trafficking, Faces Up To Life In Prison

A federal trial showed that Datqunn Sawyer was a pimp who chose vulnerable victims and used violence and threats of violence to exploit them sexually, knowing that they were minors.



Michigan Man Arrested In Tinley Park For Pimping Teens

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.

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Myrelle and Tyrelle Lockett

Twins First Convicted Of Sex Trafficking In Illinois

Twin brothers charged last year with forcing young women to perform sex acts for money in the south suburbs will be going to prison, the first people in Illinois convicted of human trafficking.



Charges Strengthened Against Alleged Sex Trafficker

Alex A. Campbell is accused of forcing women to work at his massage parlor, keeping their earnings through extortion and forcing them to be “branded” with tattoos.