“There’s not much of it that goes on that doesn’t involve a hotel at one point or another,” said Jensen. “I mentioned that I had only had a couple experiences with this in my 45 years of managing hotels, but that could be because I was naive.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Detroit, MI. 70-year-old Richard Knider Jackson of Detroit was convicted on charges of sex trafficking using force and coercion, distribution of controlled substances and maintaining a drug premises.
“It’s the same reaction as it was 13 years ago where 90 percent of the audience still has no idea that this happens, and it’s really sad because I work my butt off as well as every one of these agencies and I see hundreds of survivors and there’s still a majority of people that have no idea it happens here,” Flores said.
Jarrell and Kobel of Crawford County, MI. were arrested for human trafficking. Jarrell is charged with two counts criminal sexual conduct first degree (during felony), both felonies punishable by life, one count unlawful imprisonment, a felony punishable by 15 years and/or $20,000, and habitual offender fourth offense.
The man who was originally charged in the case, 36-year-old Rusty D. Reuille of Michigan City, fatally shot himself as La Porte County Police attempted to arrest him just days after Cannon’s arrest, authorities said at the time
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.
Another issue for high school students that has become more relevant in recent years relates to human trafficking. In the past 12 months, 7 percent of those surveyed said they had been physically hurt by someone they were dating, while 9 percent said that they were forced to perform sexual acts they weren’t comfortable doing
At the moment, Michigan might be best known for the extreme cold temperatures, snow, and ice it is facing, but to Danielle Jordan Bastein, an ER nurse at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan is also known for something far more dangerous: Human trafficking! Thanks to a new screening protocol that she implemented, Bastein is fighting back!
24-year-old Robert Standfield of Port Huron. MI. was sentenced 1-15 years in prison for his involvement with Joseph McGough in the sex trafficking of a minor. The victim told investigators McGough took all earnings she made from performing commercial sex and she had to go on multiple “dates” a day.
According to Michael Glennon with the Detroit, MI. FBI, there is a 280-300 percent increase in sex trafficking workers in the area. Ten percent of them are under the age of 18. “We urge members of the public to educate themselves on these heinous crimes so they recognize the indicators. An educated public can help law enforcement rescue individuals in these situations and ensure those committing these acts are punished.”
Children in Detroit MI. are more at risk of becoming human trafficking targets while on their tablets than at any shopping center or public place, according to experts.
“These guys are out there and they’re hunting young girls just like you,” said Michael Glennon, a supervisory special agent with FBI Detroit, to a group of girls from several different high schools in the metro Detroit area.
PAW PAW, Mich. — Michigan State Police cracked down on human trafficking in the Kalamazoo area last weekend. MSP’s Detective Lieutenant Shane Criger said that a handful of victims were located and rescued.
BIRCH RUN, Mich. – It’s often recognized as a modern-day form of slavery. We’re talking about human trafficking and experts say it can happen anywhere. “Michigan is one of the top destination states because we’ve got Toledo, Ohio so close, we’ve got Canada so close,” said Rouleau. “About half of those doing the recruiting are female and almost half of those who are sold for the purposes of sex are male,” Rouleau stated.