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Sheriff's Police Bust Chicago Prostitution Ring

Sheriff's Police Bust Chicago Prostitution Ring

Top row, left to right: Bryon Blanco, Kristian Branch, Brittany Brewer, Shannon Castor, and Shawneequa Boyd. Bottom row, left to right: Jessica Dusablon, Joyce Gipson, Alma Lopez, Wendy Romack. (Cook County Sheriff's office handouts)

Chicago Tribune via YellowBrix

March 13, 2010

CHICAGO – Using a Schaumburg hotel as a base of operations, Cook County sheriff’s police say they busted a prostitution ring in the northwest suburbs that flew in women from across the country.

Eight woman and a man were arrested and a “detailed ledger book of clients” was seized, according to the sheriff’s office.

The investigation was launched after residents complained “about illegal activities being carried out via online services,” the office said. “Undercover officers responded to some ads posted on Craigslist and Backpage, but later began using their own online ads to arrest those looking for sex.”

The office said police worked out of a hotel in Schaumburg that they are not naming because of its cooperation.

“As the officers checked in, they noticed women checking in at the same time (and) suspected they might have flown into the area for illegal purposes. Just a few hours later, those very women were arrested in the sting operation. They had checked in four doors away from the officers.”

Those arrested had posted ads with pictures of themselves or others, advertising “both sexual and non-sexual acts,” the office said.

“Some ads included price ranges from $150 to $400 an hour for services,” the office said. “Some worked for escort agencies, others for pimps, while others were operating on their own.”

One of the women arrested kept records of clients with names, prices charged and contact information, the office said, adding that police were using it “to continue their investigation.”

Jessica Dusablon, 21, of California, was charged with violating the massage act and had her ledger book confiscated by police.

Arrested on prostitution charges were: Bryon Blanco, 41, of Chicago, dressed as a woman; Alma Lopez, 23, of Chicago; Joyce Gipson, 19, of Lansing; Wendy Romack, 37, of Wisconsin; Brittany Brewer, 23, of Minnesota; Shawneequa Boyd, 24, of California; Kristian Branch, 28, of Elgin; Shannon Castor, 24, of Las Vegas.

The men who responded to the ads were cited for violation of Cook County’s public morals nuisance ordinance.


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    cristlamin

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    WTF? I am tired of this country. Don't the sheriff has anything to do? The police should be focusing they effort in eliminating human traffic, underage sex slavery and others criminal act build around prostitution. WHO CARE IF AN ADULT DECIDE TO SELL HER BODY? and why do we have to arrest and send prostitutes and clients to jail? which is the point?
    Let's legalize it and have them pay taxes. It is their bodies if they don't honor it, we don' t have to spend our tax money on it. instead let's make some money on them.

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    rhood

    over 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Great sting.

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    JP503

    over 4 years ago

    7616 Comments

    Good job

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    epd7705

    over 4 years ago

    440 Comments

    Great work. Keep it up.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Good work by Sheriff's Police !! The girls(and guy) will be back out soon probably and back on their backs just as quickly.

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    Perl

    over 4 years ago

    1498 Comments

    It must have been Blue-Light special night on Craigs list. LOL
    ~Wf

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    Tetra021

    over 4 years ago

    492 Comments

    Gross.
    Great job getting people like them off the street guys!!

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    beejac

    over 4 years ago

    1424 Comments

    Man that is one sad group of women.

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    usa_24

    over 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    Great job by the officer for putting these sick people behind bars.

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    SuzanneNGa

    over 4 years ago

    16562 Comments

    The lady in the top middle photo looks way too happy to have been caught. LOL

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    Badazz_Rebel_Cop1123

    over 4 years ago

    826 Comments

    They need to bust alot more of these females on a regular basis! Cant they get real jobs or are they just pure stupid?

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    IamQnMutha

    over 4 years ago

    572 Comments

    Sheriff's Police is nothing new in Cook County. There are so many divisions in the Cook County Sheriff's it's hard to keep track of...Sheriff's Police, Deputy Sheriff's, Cook County Department of Corrections, DCSI, etc etc.

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    SuzanneNGa

    over 4 years ago

    16562 Comments

    Yea Texas, I noticed that too.

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    TexasSecurityOfficer

    over 4 years ago

    32 Comments

    Sherrif's Police?thats a new one

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    SuzanneNGa

    over 4 years ago

    16562 Comments

    Those are some fugly women! Great job to the cops that busted this ring.

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