A Chicago man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for trafficking underage girls for sex in DuPage County.
Demarcus Feltus, 30, pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary servitude of a minor, according to the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.
He was arrested in June 2014 along with 30-year-old Laburron Jackson as part of a sex trafficking sting conducted by Aurora police and the FBI, a statement from prosecutors said.
Laburron Jackson | DuPage County state’s attorney’s office
Undercover agents answered an advertisement offering “2 sexy females” and made arrangements to meet girls at a hotel near Robert Morris College in Aurora, prosecutors said.
About 12:30 p.m. June 20, 2014, Feltus and Jackson drove the 15-year-old girls to the hotel and waited in the car after dropping them off. They threatened to steal the girls’ personal items if they didn’t have sex with the man they thought was a customer, prosecutors alleged.
Once an officer spoke to the girls and confirmed their ages, he gave other agents a signal to arrest the men outside. Jackson was taken into custody without incident, and Feltus was arrested after a short chase, prosecutors said.
Jackson, who remains in jail on a $500,000 bond, is next scheduled to appear in court Dec. 15.