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Illinois Is Part of Sex Traffic Sting

Illinois Is Part of Sex Traffic Sting

Law enforcement agencies in Illinois and around the country participated in a sex trafficking sting operation over several days that led to more than 500 arrests.

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s office says 28 law enforcement agencies in 14 states participated in the “National Day of Johns Arrests” effort that the sheriff launched in 2011. Most of the arrests over the 18-day operation that ended Aug. 3 were alleged perpetrators charged with solicitation. But several men were charged with pimping and sex trafficking. Some were arrested on drug and gun charges.

A news release says 111 prostitution victims were recovered, including 15 juveniles. Among them was a 15-year-old girl in Seattle whose mother attempting to sell her for sex.

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