Authorities say online solicitations for escort services increase about 150 percent during big events.
Source: 2 Teens Rescued From Sex Trafficking During Detroit Auto Show
A Jamestown Township couple has been charged with soliciting minors for sex over the past month in the Jamestown Township and Hudsonville area.Anuj Chopra, 41, is charged with trying to entice two 16-year-olds to engage in sexual activities for money under a state of Michigan law violation of Human Trafficking.Leslie Chopra, 42, is charged with distributing sexually explicit materials to minors and using a computer to commit a crime. These charges stem from her communications with a 16-year-old
Source: Jamestown Township couple arrested for human trafficking violations
Former Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings was sentenced Tuesday to a year in jail for misconduct in office — but that’s not long enough, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said.
Source: Former Ingham County prosecutor deserved longer sentence, AG says
Stings resulted in Juan Garcia and 19 others being arrested on charges related to prostitution and human trafficking.
Source: Port Huron doctor faces prostitution charges
US teens often forced to trade sex work for food, study finds
Teens in low-income communities, overlooked by childhood nutrition policies, do sex work, save school lunches, sell drugs and join gangs for food, report says
Source: US teens often forced to trade sex work for food, study finds | US news | The Guardian
GR man arrested for trying to buy children for sex acts |
A Grand Rapids man who police say tried to buy children to sexually assault them has a criminal record dating back to 2005 in Florida.
Source: GR man arrested for trying to buy children for sex acts | WOODTV.com
Demand Abolition National Sting Targeting Buyers Nets Record Number of Arrests – Demand Abolition
The National Johns Suppression Initiative, a nationwide anti-trafficking operation targeting sex buyers, is reporting very impressive numbers from its most recent sting.
Source: Demand Abolition National Sting Targeting Buyers Nets Record Number of Arrests – Demand Abolition
Letter: Buyers should pay the price for trafficking
Funding for programs should also come from those driving the sex industry: the buyers
Source: Letter: Buyers should pay the price for trafficking