Chicago Man Charged With Human Trafficking

Man arrested on Chicago's West Side for "sexual servitude"

By Lindsay Smith
|  Tuesday, May 15, 2012  |  Updated 6:05 PM CDT
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Chicago Man Charged With Human Trafficking

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Cook County authorities on Tuesday arrested a Chicago man who allegedly held women against their will, giving them heroin several times a day and forcing them to work as prostitutes.

Dajuan Brown, 35, was charged with 10 felony counts of involuntary sexual servitude and one count of aggravated human trafficking, Cook County Sheriff's Department officials said in a news release.

Brown was arrested Tuesday morning without incident at his apartment on Chicago's west side by sheriff's police who had been told that Brown had been holding women against their will.

Two women described as Brown's victims were in the house at the time. They will be cared for by the sheriff’s Department of Women’s Justice Services, officials said.

Brown has been arrested about 20 times for weapons offenses, armed robbery and aggravated discharge of a firearm, they said.

Brown remained in custody Tuesday afternoon. He's scheduled to appear in bond court on Wednesday. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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