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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Northwest Indiana Man Arrested For Sex Trafficking

HAMMOND- United States Attorney David A. Capp announced today that a criminal complaint was filed against Aleksandar Jokic, 41, of Schererville, Indiana for sex trafficking of a minor.

According to documents filed in the case, it is alleged that Jokic paid a cooperating defendant on numerous occasions to provide women to perform sex acts at his residence, and that three of the females were under the age of 18 at the time.  Jokic met the cooperating defendant when he responded to an online ad for escort services. The United States alleges that, between June and October 2015, Jokic requested and received females under the age of 18 for commercial sex services.    

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations and the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Abizer Zanzi.

The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that a Complaint is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

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Human Trafficking
Updated February 4, 2016