A Minnesota man who allegedly pimped his wife out for sex on Craigslist has been charged with a felony following his arrest at a downtown Chicago Hotel. Clinton Danner, 32, of Rockford, Minn., is accused of forcing his wife to have sex with strangers at locations across the country.
He was arrested Sunday night by Cook County Sheriff’s Police as he arrived to pick up his wife from a downtown Holiday Inn where he made her stay for the weekend, prosecutors said today. Though he’d planned for her to fly home Monday, he called to tell her he was disappointed by how little money she’d made over the weekend and was personally driving to Chicago to confront her, authorities said.
Seeking help, his wife secretly called the Polaris national sex trafficking hotline, leading to Danner’s arrest by Sheriff’s police.... Danner met his wife five years ago, when she was 17 and he was a 27-year-old church youth counselor, Antonietti said. By then, Danner already had a string of felony convictions in Minnesota, including two burglary convictions in 1996, a 1996 lottery fraud conviction and a 2002 drug conviction.
The Chicago Sun-Times didn't name the Minnesota church that allowed Danner—a man with a string of felony convictions"—to serve as youth counselor/pimp to teenage congregants.