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Wisconsin man convicted of taking girl to Illinois for prostitution

(CHICAGO) A Milwaukee man was convicted in federal court Thursday of taking a 15-year-old girl from Wisconsin to Illinois, where he forced her into prostitution.

After a three-day trial, 32-year-old Dajuan Key was convicted of one count of knowingly transporting a minor across state lines to engage in prostitution, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office. He faces 10 years to life in prison.

Key met the girl online before he picked her up in Madison, Wisconsin in September 2013, prosecutors said. He brought her to southwest suburban Romeoville where he forced her to perform sex acts for pay and kept all the money.

He took photos of the girl, provided her with lingerie, posted advertisements on Backpage.com, and rented hotel rooms for the sexual encounters with those who responded, prosecutors said.

Romeoville police found the girl on Sept. 10 2013 and arrested Key, prosecutors said.

Key is scheduled to be sentenced May 23.

Tumbling coach charged with sexual abuse of underage prostitute

(JOLIET)  A former west suburban tumbling coach is behind bars Tuesday after being charged with having sexual contact with an underage prostitute.

A Will County arrest warrant issued Friday charges Ray Saleh, 51, with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, patronizing a minor engaged in prostitution, and patronizing a prostitute, according to the Will County state’s attorney’s office.

Saleh was arrested about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Naperville police.

The warrant carries a $500,000 bond and Saleh was being held in the Will County Adult Detention Facility. He is scheduled to appear in bond court at 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to prosecutors.

The victim, identified only as A.S., was older than 13 but younger than 17, when Saleh committed sexual acts with her, according to court documents.

Naperville police began investigating the case in September, according to Sgt. William Davis, a department spokesman.

Saleh, of Oswego, was a tumbling coach at ICE All-Star Cheer in Aurora. A spokeswoman for the company said Tuesday that he has been fired.

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