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Lansing police nab three in prostitution sting

LANSING | About a half dozen Lansing police officers were involved in the recent nationwide operation targeting commercial child sex trafficking.

June 24, 2014 10:36 am

Man accused of murder reaches plea agreement

HAMMOND | A 31-year-old Chicago man accused of killing Rachel S. Wood, 20, of South Bend, could face the rest of his life in prison after reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors Thursday.

May 22, 2014 5:26 pm

Third defendant arrested in alleged Asia-to-NWI prostitution ring

HAMMOND | A third suspect in an alleged international prostitution ring with local ties was arrested and appeared before a federal court judge Friday in Hammond, court records show.

March 28, 2014 8:15 pm

Man sentenced to 11 years in prison in child prostitution case

HAMMOND | A Minneapolis man accused of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in prostitution was sentenced to 11 years in prison, according to court records.

March 18, 2014 8:34 pm
5 suspected in drug, prostitution ring near Merrillville High School

5 suspected in drug, prostitution ring near Merrillville High School

MERRILLVILLE | Lake County police arrested five people on suspicion of prostitution, drug dealing and drug possession Friday just blocks from Merrillville High School.

February 03, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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Feds: Business rotated women to keep customers happy in spa sex ring

HAMMOND | To keep the faces fresh and the customers interested, operators of a prostitution business imported and rotated women in and out their region-based spas on a regular basis, federal court documents unsealed this week allege.

January 17, 2014 5:45 pm
Region police agencies target online prostitution

Region police agencies target online prostitution

HAMMOND | In a bare south Hammond motel room with bedspreads decorated with flamingos and sea shells, a Hammond police detective kept his eye on a door peep hole and a Homeland Security officer listened to the scanner.

November 26, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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3 local men arrested in M'ville prostitution sting

3 local men arrested in M'ville prostitution sting

MERRILLVILLE | Three local men were arrested in a prostitution sting conducted in Merrillville by the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

September 25, 2013 7:56 am Photos

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Five women charged with prostitution, pimping

EAST HAZEL CREST | A Hammond woman and four from Illinois were arrested on charges of prostitution or pimping following an undercover operation by the East Hazel Crest Police Department, police said.

September 06, 2013 1:57 pm

Lake County police nab 6 in prostitution sting

CROWN POINT | Lake County police said they arrested six men Wednesday in Gary as part of a prostitution sting.

August 30, 2013 11:33 am

Prostitution becomes a municipal offense in Lansing

LANSING | Punishment for prostitution crimes will be dealt with by local authorities in Lansing rather than the Cook County court system.

August 21, 2013 1:35 pm
Police arrest five women in Hammond prostitution bust

Police arrest five women in Hammond prostitution bust

HAMMOND | Hammond police arrested five women Wednesday night as part of a prostitution sting conducted in the city's downtown.

August 15, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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DOUG ROSS: Take swift action against sexual assaults in military

DOUG ROSS: Take swift action against sexual assaults in military

Sexual assaults in the military have been in the news lately, but it's not a new issue. Troops' sexual appetites have plagued the military as long as anyone can remember.

August 09, 2013 12:00 am
Stings to target human trafficking

Stings to target human trafficking

The women walk down the street in sweat pants and tank tops, looking casual, as if strolling down a grocery-store aisle. Until a car slows down and stops in front of them, and they get in.

August 04, 2013 8:00 pm
Prostitution sting nets four arrests in Lansing

Prostitution sting nets four arrests in Lansing

LANSING | An undercover sting operation targeting prostitutes at area hotels resulted in four arrests in Lansing last week.

March 25, 2013 8:46 am Photos

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Women arrested in prostitution sting in M'ville

Seven women were charged with prostitution following an undercover sting at a Merrillville hotel earlier this month, police said.

February 28, 2013 12:00 am

2 women are charged with prostitution at Hobart motel

HOBART | Two women were caught performing acts of prostitution at a Hobart motel, police said.

November 14, 2012 12:05 am

Police close E.C. massage parlor after prostitution allegation

HAMMOND | Police shut down a Woodmar-area massage parlor Thursday after a worker there allegedly offered sexual favors to an undercover officer.

September 15, 2012 8:00 pm

Prosecutor: 16-year-old arrested in Valpo on prostitution charge

VALPARAISO | A 16-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday on a prostitution charge at a Valparaiso hotel.

September 14, 2012 1:15 pm

Cook County sheriff leads nationwide campaign to end sex trade

CHICAGO | Cook County sheriff’s police are working with law enforcement agencies across the country to arrest more men who solicit prostitutes, while also helping the women to quit prostitution.

August 21, 2012 4:15 pm
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