Human trafficking charges filed against 3
Updated: February 1, 2013 4:36PM
Cook County authorities have charged three people with human trafficking for allegedly operating a suburban prostitution ring.
The Cook County state’s attorney’s office announced Friday that Keith Williams, 52, Roman Kurek, 49, and Sylvia Topolewski, 37, all of Schiller Park, have been charged with involuntary servitude and trafficking in humans.
The charges come in the wake of an investigation that began in May. According to State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, what started out as an investigation into drugs and prostitution evolved into a human-trafficking case.
Alvarez said Williams’ organization provided the sexual services of drug-addicted women to customers, with Williams and the two others taking most of the cash profits.
Williams is being held on $650,000 bail. Kurek and Topolewski are being held on $350,000 bail.