A Girls Court has been established in Michigan’s 17th Circuit Court. The goal is to do a better job of helping girls who are most at risk to return
Source: ‘Girls Court’ launched by Kent County Circuit Court | Michigan Radio
Darrick Bell allegedly controlled team of pimps and drug dealers who overtook the Victory Inn motel
Source: Feds: Killer ran Victory Inn brothel, is on the run
Police agencies say their approach to sex trafficking is changing with increasing awareness from high-profile cases.
Source: 15 arrests: Prostitution a year after Dunnings charged
Michigan is reportedly the only state in the US which has a law giving police immunity from prosecution if they have sex with prostitutes during an investigation. Bridgette Carr, a director of the Human Trafficking Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School, is now working with Representative Gary Glenn to draft a bill to get rid of the law.
Source: Michigan police can have sex with prostitutes during investigations – New bill proposes to ban this
4 hunted in criminal enterprise that allegedly drugged and forced women to have sex with customers at motel
Source: Inside Victory Inn raid: ‘Never seen anything like this’
Nonprofits Alternatives For Girls and WC Safe worked with Homeland Security to recover 14 victims in January
Source: Gov’t, nonprofits partner to fight human trafficking in Detroit
Michigan State Police motor carrier officers are teaming up with officers from neighboring states to raise awareness of human trafficking.
Source: MSP motor carrier officers join forces to fight human trafficking
“Tone gave drugs to the prostitutes so they would continue to have sex with customers, the victim told Homeland Security.
The victim “was terrified … because he had physically assaulted her on numerous occasions and that she believed that Victory Inn staff was aware of (Tone’s) illegal activities at the hotel,” Forys wrote in the complaint.”
Detroit man charged with sex, drug crimes following high-profile raid at Victory Inn motel
Source: Feds portray Victory Inn as drug-riddled brothel
Linden — Michigan State Trooper Steven Kramer had a difficult job Thursday at Linden High School— convincing teenage boys that they could become victims of human trafficking.
Source: ‘It does happen to you’ – Tri-County Times: News For Fenton, Linden, Holly MI