SHERIFF’S POLICE ARREST MAN
WANTED IN 2013 PIMPING CASE
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
—A 38-year-old man wanted in connection with a 2013 promoting prostitution investigation has been arrested, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.
Cook County Sheriff’s Police took Jim Sacluti into custody at O’Hare International Airport on Jan. 9 after receiving information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that Sacluti was at the airport, waiting for a flight to Tokyo. Sacluti had a warrant for promoting prostitution.
Sacluti was denied bond during a Jan.10 court appearance at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courts Building. He is scheduled to appear today at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.
In 2013, Sacluti contacted a woman about being her pimp after seeing her advertised services on Backpage.com, according to the Sheriff’s Police investigation. In May 2013, he took proceeds from what he thought came from prostitution by the woman. However, the woman he contacted and received the proceeds from was an undercover Cook County Sheriff’s Police officer and the act of prostitution was fictitious.
When Sheriff’s Police officers went to arrest him following their investigation, they learned that Sacluti, whose last known address was the 6000 block of N. Sauganash Avenue Chicago, had fled to the Philippines. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
Sheriff Dart reminds the public that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.