Mayor of Sandwich resigns after being one of 9 men named in LaSalle County prostitution sting

The Mayor of a small city in LaSalle County has stepped down after being named as one of the suspects in a prostitution sting.

According to the Beacon News, Sandwich Mayor Rick Olsen has resigned.

The paper says Olson had been the city’s Police Chief for 16 years before being elected Mayor in 2013.

The 66 year old was one of 9 men charged with allegedly soliciting sex from prostitutes.

The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office says they were arrested as a result of a months-long investigation.

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Caitlin Knute

Caitlin Knute

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