In an update from the Rock County District Attorney’s Office, they have announced that 41 year old Leem Currie was found guilty earlier this week after a two day jury trial on charges of human trafficking, keeping a place of prostitution, maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, and child neglect. Currie was found not guilty of one count of human trafficking. Evidence at the trial showed that Currie exploited vulnerable young women by enticing them with free food, shelter, and drugs and then coerced them into giving him the money they received from acts of prostitution both inside and outside his home in Beloit. The evidence also showed that Currie exposed his young daughter to the drug and prostitution activities in his residence and allowed individuals to drive his young daughter to school while under the influence of drugs.
Currie, who was on parole and lifetime GPS monitoring as a result of a previous conviction for first degree sexual assault of a child at the time he committed these offenses, faces a combined maximum penalty of over 75 years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for February 10, 2023. This was the first time in Rock County that a human trafficking case was tried before a jury.