Crime Briefs: Man arrested at O’Hare for promoting prostitution

Jim Sacluti | Courtesy Cook County Sheriff
Jim Sacluti | Courtesy Cook County Sheriff

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] man was arrested at O’Hare International Airport over the weekend in connection to a 2013 prostitution investigation.

Jim Sacluti, 38, was at the airport waiting for a flight when Cook County Sheriff’s Police took him into custody for promoting prostitution.

Back in 2013, Sacluti reportedly contacted a woman about being her pimp after seeing her advertised services on Backpage.com, said police. He had no idea the woman he was corresponding with was an undercover Cook County Sheriff’s Police officer. In May 2013 he allegedly took money from the undercover officer for acts of prostitution that, unbeknownst to him, were fictitious.

Soon after, when police headed to Sacluti’s last known address in the 6000 block of N. Sauganash Avenue to arrest him, they learned he had fled to the Philippines.

Last Friday police were notified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that Sacluti was at the airport waiting for a flight to Tokyo and he was charged with promoting prostitution. He appeared in bond court at 26th and California the following day and was ordered held without bond.

At press time he was expected to appear at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse on Tuesday.

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