Detroit man sentenced to 15 years for sex trafficking, forced women struggling with addictions into prostitution
A 39-year-old Detroit man has been sentenced to 180 months in federal prison on Thursday, more than a year after he pleaded guilty to using drugs to lure at least six women into prostitution.
Detroit nonprofit organization rescues sex trafficking victims
DETROIT – January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, but one Detroit organization focuses on that issue all 12 months of the year. “‘No’ means nothing in the world of sex trafficking,” survivor Lauren Sowell said. “Like, your voice means nothing.”Sowell was only 14 when she was introduced to the underground world of sex trafficking. “Alternatives For Girls is a non-profit based in Southwest Detroit,” CEO Amy Good said. “I thank god for Alternatives For Girls,” Sowell said.
Man pleads guilty to sex trafficking teen girl at Detroit motel
DETROIT – An undercover operation was launched to rescue a teenage girl who was being sold for sex in a motel room. Court documents reveal the man used several phones to advertise the teenage girl, communicate with her and capture and share explicit videos of her. A report by the Human Trafficking Institute said Michigan ranks eighth in the nation for the number of defendants convicted of human trafficking. Across the country in 2019, only six percent of all human trafficking cases being prosecuted were forced labor cases. READ: Stop the Trafficking: Unveiling the truth behind human traffickingView the Michigan summary from the 2019 federal human trafficking report below:View the entire 2019 federal human trafficking report below: