Two brothers have been charged with forcing at least four women into prostitution in Genesee County.
Source: Two brothers charged with human trafficking in Genesee County
MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Several West Michigan law enforcement agencies helped nab suspects as part of an FBI operation to save human trafficking victims.Over the weekend, eight pimps were arrested in our area as a part of Operation Cross Country X.The o
Source: Pimps arrested in West Michigan as part of nationwide sting
Carl Ferrer and the two founders of the company, which has been accused in various jurisdictions of engaging in sex trafficking, including of children, were charged.
Source: C.E.O. of Backpage.com, Known for Escort Ads, Is Charged with Pimping a Minor – The New York Times
Grand Rapids: Man who advertised teen girls for sex sent to prison
“The phone was ringing off the hook’’ in response to online ads offering the teens for sex, a co-defendant once boasted.
Source: Man who advertised teen girls for sex sent to prison
Feds: Kzoo man took women to Ky. for prostitution | WOODTV.com
A Kalamazoo man faces federal charges after allegedly taking women from Michigan to Kentucky for prostitution purposes.
Source: Feds: Kzoo man took women to Ky. for prostitution | WOODTV.com
Kalamazoo man arraigned on human trafficking charges | MLive.com
Joseph Quincy Lee III, 32, faces felony charges of human trafficking and transporting a person for the purpose of prostitution.
Source: Kalamazoo man arraigned on human trafficking charges | MLive.com
Lansing Man Sentenced for Human Trafficking | MI Headlines
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Tyrone Smith, 46-years-old, of Lansing, Michigan, received a sentence of 25 years in federal prison for sex trafficking numerous women and one minor, U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles announced today. In November 2015, Smith pled guilty to two counts of using force, threats, fraud, and coercion to sex traffic two victims; and …
Source: Lansing Man Sentenced for Human Trafficking | MI Headlines
A federal grand jury on Wednesday convicted a Wayne County man on charges of sex trafficking using force and coercion in a case that involved three runaways who were placed at a facility in Mt. Pleasant.
Source: Jury convicts man in sex trafficking case involving Mt. Pleasant runaways
“Human trafficking is basically the modern-day slavery,” Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Saxton said.
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