Clinton Danner sentenced for pimping his wife
|This man pimped his wife|
Clinton Danner met his wife through their church, where he was a youth counselor. He was 27, known as a shady character trying to get his life back on track. She was a 17-year-old kid. He got her pregnant. They planned to get married. But there was no wedding.
Instead, Danner, 32, of Rockford, sent his wife through a nightmare of forced prostitution, selling her body to strangers in Minnesota, New York, Washington, Georgia and Illinois. He threatened to take away their three-year-old child if she did not do what he wanted. This went on for years.
Danner's wife finally called a sex trafficking helpline and helped authorities set him up. Deputies in Cook County, Illinois, arrested him at a Chicago Holiday Inn in March.
Yesterday, Danner pleaded guilty to pimping his wife. A federal court judge in Chicago sentenced Danner to two years in prison. The judge also ordered a two-year order of protection preventing him from contact with his wife, starting when Danner is released.