CHICAGO (AP) — Federal officials say a Milwaukee man has been convicted of transporting an underage girl from Madison to the Chicago area to engage in prostitution.
A news release from the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District of Illinois says a jury convicted 32-year-old DaJuan Key on Thursday on one count of knowingly transporting a minor from Wisconsin to Illinois to engage in prostitution.
The release says Key brought the 15-year-old girl to the Chicago area in September 2013, forced her to engage in commercial sex acts and kept the money.
According to the release, evidence at trial showed Key encountered the girl online. The release says she was rescued by Romeoville police on Sept. 10, 2013, and Key was arrested.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 23.