MSNBC will feature a high-profile case, Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. (EST), with which U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) was heavily involved.
The one-hour special, titled "Sex Slaves: Branded" will break down the arrest and conviction of Alex Campbell.
The former massage parlor owner operated the Day and Night Spa on Northwest Highway in Mount Prospect, Ill. He used violence and threats of violence to force three women from Ukraine and one from Belarus to work for him without pay and, at times, little to no subsistence between July 2008 and January 2010.
Campbell, aka "Dave" and "Daddy," called himself "Cowboy," and branded his trafficking victims with a horseshoe.
The 47-year-old man, formerly of Glenview, Ill., was sentenced to life in federal prison for crimes including sex trafficking, forced labor, harboring illegal aliens, confiscating passports to further forced labor, and extortion. In addition to his life sentence, Campbell was ordered to pay about $124,000 restitution. There is no parole in the federal prison system.