Man denied bond after second prostitution arrest
Sun-Times Media Wire February 24, 2012 3:56PM
Updated: February 25, 2012 6:07PM
A Chicago man already free on bond for a prostitution charge was denied bond Thursday after again being charged with promoting prostitution, and with battering one of the women involved.
Henry McLaurin, 32, of the 1000 block of East 93rd Street is charged with one felony count of promoting prostitution and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.
Bond was denied because he was already free on bond from a December arrest at a Bridgeview hotel for promoting prostitution.
On Feb. 5, East Hazel Crest police responded to a fight at the Super 8 Motel and took McLaurin into custody on a domestic battery charge, a release from the sheriff’s office said.
McLaurin was allegedly the pimp for the two women in the hotel room, one of whom was the victim of the battery, the release said.
He was allegedly placing ads with the women’s photos under “Escorts” in the Adult section of the website Backpage.com.
Customers called the number in the ad to arrange a “date” during which sex acts were performed for money.
McLaurin drove the women to the “dates” and then took the money they were paid, the release said.
Both women have been offered victim services by the sheriff’s Women’s Justice Programs.
McLaurin is being held in the Cook County Jail. His next hearing on the latest charges will be Feb. 27 in the Markham courthouse.
His next hearing on the earlier charge is March 2 in Bridgeview.