A Milwaukee man alleged to have brought a 15-year-old girl from Madison, Wis., to a Romeoville motel to have her work as a prostitute was arrested on a federal charge of sex-trafficking a minor, according to a Sun-Times News Group report.
Dajaun Key, 30, was arrested on Saturday, Sept. 14, according to the report. The girl was found on Sept. 10 by Romeoville police at a fast-food restaurant after the girl's mother reported her daughter had called her crying and told her she was at a motel in Romeoville and did not have a way home, according to the Sun-Times News Group report.
Romeoville police located Key at the motel with a woman identified as an adult victim, according to the report. The adult victim accompanied police to the nearby restaurant and identified the 15-year-old girl, and she told FBI agents she met Key at an apartment complex in Madison on Sept. 8, according to the Sun-Times News Group report.
Key told the 15-year-old girl he was going to take her to Milwaukee and then return her to Madison, according to the report. Instead, he allegedly drove the girl to Chicago and then to a motel in Romeoville, according to the Sun-Times News Group report.
And that's when Key introduced the girl to a woman and told the girl the woman worked for him as a prostitute, according to the report.
Transporting a minor across state lines to engage in prostitution carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison and a fine of $250,000, according to the U.S. attorney's office.