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Alex Campbell, a former Glenview resident and Mt. Prospect massage parlor owner, was sentenced to life in prison today for sex-trafficking, forced labor, harboring illegal aliens, confiscating passports to further forced labor and extorting four foreign women whom he mentally and physically abused while forcing them to work for him, the U.
Attorney's Office and Justice Department announced today. Campbell, 47, operated the Day and Night Spa on Northwest Highway and used violence and threats to force three women from Ukraine and one from Belarus to work for him without pay and, at times, little to no subsistence between July and Januaryaccording to the release. District Judge Robert Gettleman. There is no parole in the federal prison system.
Prosecutors showed that Campbell recruited and groomed foreign women without U. He promised jobs in his massage parlor, a place to live, immigration assistance and lured each of them into a romantic relationship with him. After gaining their trust, the Justice Department says that Campbell forced the victims to get tattoos of his moniker, which he said made them his property and allowed him to stop paying them.
The women were forced to work long hours every day, and beat them if they disobeyed. At the same time, he acquired the women's passports and visas. Campbell was convicted at trial in January and faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of life on the sex-trafficking count alone. The judge also imposed maximum prison terms ranging from 5 to 20 years on each of the remaining counts, to run concurrent with the life sentence. All four victims testified at trial, along with co-defendant, Danielle John, 25, who pleaded guilty Sky one spa mount prospect trial to two counts of harboring illegal aliens for financial gain.
She was sentenced ly to three years of probation. Prosecutors also provided evidence of about 20 other women that Campbell victimized, the release said. Campbell forced one victim to engage in commercial sex acts with customers at various other massage parlors, but not at the Day and Night Spa, which testimony showed he operated "cleanly" to avoid law enforcement suspicion, the Justice Department explained.
The task force, together with the Salvation Army Family and Community Services STOP-IT Initiative Against Human Trafficking, operate a toll-free hotline,which victims of trafficking or those with information about human trafficking can call for assistance. Prosecutors included Assistant U. Find Patch on Facebook and click the like button. To request removal of your name from an arrest report, submit these required items to arrestreports patch.
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