Two Wisconsin women have been charged in Illinois with human trafficking for allegedly involving a juvenile girl in prostitution.
Shannon Hathaway, of Stoughton, and Elizabeth Roeder, of Milwaukee, were charged with involuntary servitude of a minor and trafficking for labor/benefits, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s department said investigators answered an online classified ad for prostitution services and Roeder responded. During the transaction, Roeder arranged for a 17-year-old girl to take her place, the Chicago Tribune reported. Roeder had driven the girl from Wisconsin to Illinois, the Tribune reported.
Bond was set Saturday at $175,000 for Hathaway, 41, and $150,000 for the Roeder, 33.
The victim has been reunited with her family, the sheriff’s office reported.
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