GARY, Ind. (AP) - Two Gary residents face state and federal charges stemming from a case in which a woman told police she was forced to perform sex acts with men against her will.
Lake County deputies arrested 45-year-old Vondell B. Henry and 26-year-old Ashley Ann Friske in a Gary apartment Wednesday on state charges of promoting prostitution and federal charges related to human trafficking. They were released after posting bond.
Lake County Sheriff’s spokesman Officer Mark Back says a woman contacted a friend through social media last month and said she was being held against her will at a Gary apartment.
The Post-Tribune reports (https://trib.in/1FYlGh8 ) the woman told a Gary officer she was at the apartment from June 1 to 14 and was forced to perform sex acts with men against her will.
Information from: Post-Tribune, https://posttrib.chicagotribune.com/
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