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United States Congress passed the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 “to combat trafficking in persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and involuntary servitude” and other offenses. Sex trafficking is a federal offense that is more prevalent in Illinois and Chicago than one might think, especially in terms of child trafficking. If charged with and convicted of trafficking children into sex slavery, a person could face decades in prison for a felony.
According to statistics compiled by the University of Chicago, between 16,000 and 25,000 women and girls are involved in the sex trade in metropolitan Chicago. This does not include men and boys that are also forced into the sex trade. Human trafficking charges are generally filed after a period of investigation, which is why it is vital to hire a Chicago criminal defense attorney as soon as you are facing allegations, let alone charges. Okabe & Haushalter is a seasoned criminal defense firm serving Chicago and has defended clients facing charges ranging from DUI to murder and drug trafficking. Call today to learn what we can do to handle your case and prevent you from facing a felony conviction.
False accusations of child trafficking or any other sex crime could tear your life apart. Don’t let a conviction land you in prison, ruining your reputation and your future. Okabe & Haushalter will study your case and gather the evidence needed to defend you. Lead Attorneys Ryan Okabe and Mark J. Haushalter have 9.3 and 10.0 Superb ratings on Avvo, respectively, and our firm has been featured in the media for its excellent service and case results. Call our offices today to contact a lawyer if you have been arrested or accused of trafficking children into the sex trade. We will fight for you!