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Lake County Sheriff’s Office announces its newest canine, Tera, to help combat child exploitation and human trafficking

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Monday announced their newest canine, Tera, who will help the department investigate child exploitation and human trafficking cases. Tera is a one-and-a-half-year-old Labrador Retriever and is an Electronic Storage Detection (ESD) canine. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said Tera is specially trained to locate items with […]

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3 women charged during human trafficking raid at Spring Grove spa

Three women were charged and multiple workers were rescued during a human trafficking sting conducted by local and federal authorities at a Spring Grove spa. McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally announced that the county’s Human Trafficking Task Force along with the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigations executed an operation on […]

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Human Trafficking Task Force arrests four men during prostitution sting in Crystal Lake

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story originally showed that four men were arrested and charged. Two of those men have since had their charges dismissed by prosecutors and we have removed their  names and mugshots from this article. The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Human Trafficking Task Force, which is made up of area police departments, arrested four […]

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14 men arrested in undercover human trafficking suppression sting at Gurnee hotel

An undercover operation to suppress human trafficking led to 14 suspects being arrested at a hotel in Gurnee over the span of several days, police announced. The Lake County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Group conducted the operation to suppress the demand for purchased sex, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli. The Special Investigations […]