CHICAGO - Federal
officials say a Milwaukee man has been convicted of transporting
an underage girl from Madison, Wisconsin, 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
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.
hearing is scheduled for May 23.