Missing person tip leads police to man accused of pimping a girl

Tribune reporter

A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led police to a south suburban man who advertising juvenile prostitution online, officials said.

The Cook County Sheriff's Police Vice Unit followed a tip about a missing 17-year-old girl involved in prostitution, according to a press release issued Friday from the Cook County sheriff's office.

An investigation revealed internet ads for prostitution that included pictures of the missing teen. Soon after, police arrested Neal E. Price, 24, of Olympia Fields. The missing teen was with Price when he was arrested, the release said.

Sheriff's police also found a fully-loaded semi-automatic pistol in the trunk of Price's car, the release said. Exactly where he was arrested was not released.

Price  has been charged with promoting juvenile prostitution, promoting prostitution, possession of a firearm without a valid gun card and possession of ammunition, according to the release.

He was scheduled to appear Saturday in Bond Court.

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