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Suburban Chicago man charged of sex trafficking

Published: Friday, May 16, 2014 2:22 p.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The FBI says a suburban Chicago man has been arrested and charged with transporting underage individuals from Indiana to Illinois for commercial sex acts.

The FBI and federal prosecutors said Friday that 21-year-old Tyrelle Lockett of Dolton is charged with one count of transporting a minor across state lines with the intent of having the minor engage in prostitution.

Officials say Lockett was arrested in Chicago late Wednesday. They say he appeared in federal court Thursday and was ordered held pending a Monday court appearance.

Prosecutors accuse Lockett of bringing three minors from the Muncie, Indiana, area to Chicago.

Lockett doesn't have a listed telephone number in Dolton.

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