On Friday, Detroit, MI. police announced 31 felonies and 72 misdemeanors have been handed down from phase two of the operation. The 46 people taken into custody range in age from 25 to 60 years old, Dwyer said. He also said the prostitutes range in age from 18 to 60 years old.
The Kalamazoo Planning Commission in Michigan approved a request for a single-family home in the Vine Neighborhood to house victims of human trafficking. The housing will be the only shelter of its kind in Southwest Michigan that allows men, women and children.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office GHOST task force has arrested 12 more people in connection to human trafficking in Michigan. The arrests are part of the task force’s latest phase in their ongoing operation targeting human trafficking.
Tory Michael Anderson of Detroit, Michigan was charged by federal prosecutors for sex trafficking of a minor, and possession and receipt of child pornography. Anderson was out of prison and on parole when he began running a prostitution ring that required the prostitutes — one underage — to brand themselves with his name.
Darius Thames, 42, Trey Stewart, 26, and Emily Draheim, 28, all of Flint, MI, have been sentenced for their roles in torturing and trafficking a woman for sex at their Flint home. The trio tortured the victim, stripped her, duct taped her to the floor, and forced the victim to have sex with multiple people, who paid Thames for the encounters.
Detroit, MI – Two mothers are speaking about their experiences after admitting they missed signs that their daughters were being pulled into the world of human trafficking. Both of their daughters were groomed and pulled into trafficking, and one of them didn’t survive.
A 14-year-old girl who went missing in Flint, MI. is being applauded for her actions in helping break up a human trafficking ring in California.
“They have fed on our community for years because” of destitution, Clack said. “It’s because of economic conditions.”
“I’ve always felt that my career in music, it just had to have something to do with human rights and meeting concrete human needs as much as I could,” Kayla Green, the festival organizer said.
Suspect James Yun, 33, is jailed on $250,000 cash bond and faces a hearing next week in Madison Heights 43rd District Court. Yun is accused …