Human trafficking bust: 5 men arrested on sexual abuse charges in Danville

Illinois State Police arrested five men following an anti-human trafficking operation in the Danville area last week. 

Troopers with the Trafficking Enforcement Bureau conducted a two-day investigation, beginning Feb. 28, working to identify individuals paying for sex. 

The following men were arrested and charged with several felonies: 

  • Salem K. Khan (37) – Cheektowaga, NY  
  • Brett A. Wright (42) – Danville, IL 
  • Eric H. Schmidt (46) – Lisle, IL
  • Andrew M. Cravens (44) – Danville, IL 
  • Bradley J. Wagoner (46) – Westville, IL

(left to right) Salem Khan, Brett Wright, Eric Schmidt, Andrew Cravens and Bradley Wagoner (Illinois State Police)

They were charged with Indecent Solicitation/Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse of a Child, Traveling to Meet a Child, and Solicitation to Meet a Child. Wagoner was also charged with Possession of Methamphetamine - Less Than 5 Grams.

If you suspect human trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text *233733. For more information, visit