14 arrested in Illinois, including 3 from Wisconsin, in connection to human trafficking sting
LAKE COUNTY, Ill. (CBS 58) -- Fourteen suspects were arrested in Lake County, Illinois in a sex trafficking sting, including three people from Wisconsin.
According to a Facebook post, the Lake County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Group conducted a multi-day human trafficking suppression operation to suppress the demand for purchased sex.
The operation was web-based and utilized classified advertising websites, regularly used as a medium for prostitution.
Officials said when the "Johns" arrived and offered money to the undercover detectives for sexual acts, they were arrested and transported to the Lake County Jail.
Arrested at a hotel in the Gurnee area were:
Salvador Vicario, 61, North Chicago
Gregory D. Pahl, 53, Twin Lakes, WI
Carlos Reyes-Velez, 36, Beach Park
Mark K. Volpe, 62, Highwood
Steven P. Wilt, 62, Gurnee
Pedro Mendez-Gonzalez, 51, Waukegan
Timothy D. Christian, 37, Waukegan
Gustavo A. Cornelio-Garcia, 25, Zion
Roger C. Jimdar, 31, Kenosha, WI
John Powell, 38, Waukegan
Sean A. O’Reilly, 43, Greendale, WI
Jay Sawyer, 58, Glenview
Kyle E. Macgibbon, 59, Libertyville
Gregory J. Mason, 53, Spring Grove
All of the individuals arrested were charged with one count of solicitation of a sexual act (class A misdemeanor). All must appear in court in Waukegan, Illinois.