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.
Man And His Twin Sons Sentenced For Sex Trafficking MinorsA man and his twin sons have been sentenced to federal prison for recruiting and trafficking minors for sex in the Chicago area.
Lake County Sheriff's Gang Task Force Arrest 9 Men For Soliciting SexThe Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force arrested nine men as part of a ‘National Johns Suppression’ operation.
IPRA Recommends Firing Cop Who Fatally Shot Darius Pinex For LyingIn a report made public Thursday, IPRA said Officer Raoul Mosqueda lied about the circumstances of the fatal shooting of Darius Pinex on Jan. 11, 2011.