25 men cited in sex sting in Leyden Township

Officers from the Cook County sheriff's police Special Victims Unit issued citations Thursday to 25 men and towed 21 vehicles as part of an undercover operation in an area of Leyden Township frequented by individuals seeking to purchase sex.

During the operation, 25 men approached members of the team and solicited sex in exchange for money. Each man was issued a $1,000 citation for violation of the Cook County public morals nuisance ordinance. Also, 21 vehicles were towed under the ordinance, requiring the vehicle owners to pay $500 to reclaim possession.

Cook County sheriff's police said they aggressively pursue those who contribute to sex trafficking, and offer services and support to individuals who are trapped in it.

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