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Man Charged With Running Prostitution Ring Held on $1 Million Bond

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A Chicago man, DaJuan Brown, 35, is currently being held on $1 million dollars bail after being charged with running a prostitution ring from his home in the 1400 block of North Laramie Avenue. Brown, who has prior convictions for domestic battery, pimping

and robbery, has been charged with involuntary servitude and aggravated trafficking. Police say he has been operating the ring for the past five years.

Prosecutors allege that Brown, who is known as ‘Church’, used drugs and a place to stay to lure the girls into working for him and would then administer brutal beatings to control them and keep them from escaping. He had enslaved twelve girls into the ring and kept

them under his control by keeping their identification, money and cell phones. He kept their contact to the outside world extremely limited.

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, Brown administered just enough heroin to the girls to prevent them from going through withdrawals. He would then take them to an area known as the ‘Track’ and force them to pick up johns. If a girl met the quota that

Brown had set, he would reward her with drugs, but if she failed, he would force her to keep working or withhold heroin, forcing her to go into withdrawal.

It was a report from the National Human Trafficking Hotline about a missing woman being abused by her pimp that first alerted to authorities to the case. That woman is one of the twelve victims. Brown faces 30 years for each count he is charged with if

convicted.

The amount of bail in this case speaks to how serious the charges are. If you or someone in your family has been charged with a crime, it’s important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact Kathryn L. Harry and Associates today for sound legal advice with a criminal defense, whether you are facing charges for drug crimes, assault and battery, or criminal sexual offenses.

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