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updated: 5/16/2014 6:51 PM

South suburban man charged with sex trafficking

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The FBI says a Dolton man has been charged with transporting underage individuals from Indiana to Illinois for commercial sex acts.

The FBI and federal prosecutors said Friday that 21-year-old Tyrelle Lockett is charged with one count of transporting a minor across state lines with the intent of having the minor engage in prostitution.

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Officials say Lockett was arrested in Chicago late Wednesday. They say he appeared in federal court Thursday and was ordered held pending a Monday court appearance.

Prosecutors accuse Lockett of bringing three minors from the Muncie, Indiana, area to Chicago.

Lockett doesn't have a listed telephone number in Dolton.

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