3 Chicago area brothels busted by Cook Co. Sheriff's Office

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three Chicago area brothels have been shut down by the Cook County Sheriff's Office after an 11 month investigation in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security.

The first brothel was in the 10000-block of Holly Lane in unincorporated Maine Township> The other two were in Chicago, the first in the 3900-block of West Lawrence Avenue in the city's Albany Park neighborhood and the other in the 4500-block of South Archer Avenue in the city's Brighton Park neighborhood.

Three people were charged with promoting prostitution: Saloman Diaz, 19, of Aurora; Maria Lopez, 49, of Glenview; and Antonio Cruz, 46, of Chicago. Four men patronizing the brothels were also arrested.

A total of six women were recovered from the three locations, police said. The three suspects appeared in bond court Thursday.