Stoughton Woman Charged In Human Trafficking Bust

Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2013 --- 8:13pm

RIVER GROVE, Ill. (AP) -- Two Wisconsin women are charged with human trafficking involving a juvenile girl in Illinois.

According to the Cook County Sheriff's office, Elizabeth Roeder, of Milwaukee, and Shannon Hathaway, of Stoughton, were charged with involuntary servitude of a minor and trafficking for labor/benefits.

Bond was set Saturday at $175,000 for the 41-year-old Hathaway and $150,000 for the 33-year-old Roeder.

The sheriff's department says investigators responded to an ad on the website Backpage.com. An undercover officer was allegedly offered sex in exchange for money Wednesday at the Super 8 Motel in River Grove.

Investigators say Roeder and Hathaway were placing ads with photos of the juvenile and themselves under "Escorts" in the adult section of the website.

The department says the victim was reunited with family.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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