Springfield city employee arrested for alleged prostitution, human trafficking
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) —
A Springfield man was arrested Wednesday for prostitution/human trafficking.
The Springfield Police Department with help from the United States Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Marcus M. Rouse, 43, of Springfield.
Police suspect Rouse to be involved in several incidents where women were recruited into prostitution under his direction.
Marcus Rouse is a city employee who worked as a messenger clerk for CWLP and has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending review of charges. He has been an employee since January, 2016.
The investigation began in December 2017.
Rouse was taken to the Sangamon County Jail and is charged with two counts of each of the following - promoting prostitution, involuntary servitude, and trafficking persons. He is also charged with one count of official misconduct.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 217.788.8311 and/or Crime Stoppers at 217.788.8427.