| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:21 AM
HARTFORD — City police charged nine women with prostitution following an undercover sting Thursday night where a detective posed as a "John," police said.
According to police, the operation was planned in response to complaints from local...
| Dec 3, 2014
In its investigation of Rock River Academy in Rockford, the Tribune examined thousands of pages of confidential juvenile case files and other records but also interviewed 20 former residents for their recollections of life inside the facility.
| Nov 24, 2014
| 2:24 PM
A convicted felon confessed to authorities that he and a fellow sex offender strangled four prostitutes in Orange County and dumped their bodies in trash bins, according to grand jury testimony revealed Monday.
The case, which baffled authorities for...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 1:59 PM
WATERBURY — A judicial marshal was placed on paid leave after he was charged last week with promoting prostitution, state police said.
Michael Connelly, 53, of Sharon Road in Waterbury, was arrested on an active warrant last Tuesday as part of...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 10:03 PM
Old-fashioned detective work and high-tech data gathering led investigators to track down the two men now charged with killing at least four female prostitutes who were swept off the streets of Orange County, according to grand jury testimony.
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:59 AM
A Florida high school student has been arrested and accused of running a prostitution ring involving her underage peers, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
The 17-year-old student faces a felony charge of human trafficking of a person younger...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:55 PM
HARTFORD — Eleven people were arrested Wednesday as part of an undercover prostitution operation throughout the city, police said.
An undercover detective posed as a "john" after numerous citizens complained of prostitution in various places, and...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Teams of state child welfare officials have begun making unannounced inspections at residential treatment facilities that serve juvenile wards as authorities accelerate their response to a Tribune investigation revealing assaults, rapes and prostitution...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Public officials on Friday reacted angrily to an ongoing Tribune investigation that found juvenile state wards were assaulted and sexually abused at government-funded residential treatment centers throughout Illinois.
Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, state...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The central Illinois truck stop was chilly and dark on the November morning last year when Mary Bohanan was arrested for prostitution.
Handcuffed in a Bloomington police squad car, the 19-year-old squirmed in her tight miniskirt and crumpled knee-high...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:57 AM
In residential treatment centers across Illinois, children are assaulted, sexually abused and running away by the thousands — yet state officials fail to act on reports of harm and continue sending waves of youths to the most troubled and violent...