CHICAGO — A Chicago man is being held without bond on sex trafficking charges after federal prosecutors alleged the defendant attempted to recruit a woman to replace another who was killed.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Parente on Thursday said 33-year-old Joseph Hazley told a girl he used to pimp that he had no money coming in after 16-year-old Desiree Robinson was slain. Robinson was allegedly killed last year by a man who answered an online sex ad.
Hazley was arrested in June on charges alleging he trafficked Robinson for more than a month before her Christmas Eve slaying
Parente alleged after Robinson’s death, Hazley told a girl he needed her to come to work for him. She refused.
Defense attorney Michael Schmiege sought home confinement for Hazley, noting he has no criminal record. U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel Martin agreed with prosecutors.
Antonio Rosales of Chicago has been charged with first-degree murder in Robinson’s death.