R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty To Racketeering And Sex Trafficking Charges In New YorkR. Kelly pleaded not guilty Friday morning to racketeering and sex trafficking charges in New York, and a federal judge ordered him held without bail.
Man Who Introduced Murdered Teen Desiree Robinson To Pimp Going To PrisonThe man who pleaded guilty to introducing a Chicago teenager to a pimp before she was murdered has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
North Chicago Man Gets More Than 27 Years For Sex TraffickingA federal judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago man to more than 27 years in prison in a sex trafficking case.
40-Year Sentence Sought For Man Convicted Of Sex TraffickingJoseph Hazley was found guilty in March of sex-trafficking 16-year-old Desiree Robinson and two other victims. Robinson was allegedly killed in December 2016 by a man who answered an online sex advertisement.
Judge Orders Kraft Massage Video Not Be Released For NowKraft's attorneys are seeking to suppress the video on grounds that it is an invasion of privacy and that the search warrant to install the cameras was obtained using untrue statements indicating that authorities had found potential evidence of human trafficking at the spa.
Chicago Man Convicted In Sex Trafficking Case Involving Murdered 16-Year-Old GirlA Chicago man is convicted of federal sex trafficking of a girl who police say was killed by a customer.
Cook County Sheriff Working To Shut Down Sex Trafficking WebsitesBackpage.com, a website at the center of a sex and human trafficking investigation, may be offline, but authorities say other copycat websites are now posing the same threat.
Chicago Mother In D.C. To See Signing Of FOSTA BillThe FOSTA bill gives prosecutors more power to go after sex trafficking websites as well as enhancing penalties and fines.
Backpage Shut Down By The GovernmentThe federal government sealed the website known for selling sex.
Texas Couple Sold Girl, 14, For Sex To Elgin Family: PoliceSteve Marks and his wife, Lila Miller, attempted to resell the girl to a different family after the Illinois family only paid half of the agreed amount, a police affidavit alleges.
Iowa Couple Arrested For Trafficking TeensLawrence Edward Campbell Jr. and Sade Desire Campbell used social media to convince two 16-year-old Chicago girls to go to Waterloo.
122 Arrested In National Sex Trafficking Sting; 2 In Northern IllinoisThe FBI and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children announced Wednesday that 85 minors were rescued.
1,020 Charged In National Sex Trafficking Sting; 141 In Cook CountyThe National Johns Suppression Initiative ran its 14th operation from June 28-July 31, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.
Chicago Man Charged With Sex Trafficking Of 16-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Murdered By CustomerA Chicago man was arrested Wednesday on a federal sex trafficking charge of a girl who was murdered by a customer.
Mother Sues Ad Website, Backpage, For Playing A Role In Daughter's Death A Chicago woman is suing the online classified ad website Backpage.com, saying Backpage is partly responsible for her teenage daughter's death on Christmas Eve.