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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Schererville Man Sentenced to 70 Months Imprisonment

For Soliciting a Minor to Be Transported Across State Lines for Prostitution

HAMMOND - United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II announced that Aleksandar Jokic, 43, of Schererville, Indiana was sentenced before District Court Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen for one count of soliciting the transportation of a person across state lines for prostitution.

 

Jokic was sentenced to a 70 month imprisonment term and 5 years of supervised release. The Court also imposed a $5,000 fine.

 

According to documents in this case, between June and October 2015, Jokic solicited a pimp to transport a 16-year-old female from Chicago, Illinois, to his home in Schererville, Indiana for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts with the minor female. During this time period, Jokic also solicited and received commercial sex acts at his residence on separate occasions from two other minor females, aged 15 and 16 years old.

 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and United States Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Abizer Zanzi.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated January 4, 2018