FBI task force busts alleged prostitution ring in Southfield hotel

Agents respond to personal ad, find girl claiming to be held against will inside Victory Hotel


The FBI made a sex trafficking bust after a woman says she was held against her will in a Southfield hotel and forced to have sex with men.

The clerk inside the Victory Hotel in Southfield said when Deante Brown checked in, he was friendly and polite.

Federal investigators call Brown a brutal sex trafficker and Friday they put an end to his alleged prostitution ring.

Member of the Southeast Michigan Crimes Against Children Task Force, which includes members from the FBI's Violent Crime Squad, responded to an ad posted on Backpage.com.

The ad read, "My name is April and all I want is to make your every dream come true."

The girl in the add directed an undercover agent to her room at the hotel and offered him sex for $80, she told the officer that other girls were also available.

In the criminal complaint the FBI says the girl thought she was talking to a customer and then broke down and said she was being held at the hotel against her will by Brown.

April is actually a 29-year-old student from Eastern Michigan University who said she started taken pain killers after a car accident. April says she got hooked and was staying at the Victory Hotel because she could find drugs there. She told the FBI that Brown forced her into a sex for drugs job.

Brown was charged with sex trafficking by force. Following his arrest April says when she tried to leave Brown would beat her. The suspect is a convicted carjacker and is currently a parole absconder. His case is being handled in Federal court.

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