Human Trafficking News

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120323/METRO01/203230457Repeating, reposting and sharing… thank you Lady Justice, the jury, prosecutors and law enforcement… indeed it is about time that everyone else took off their blinders to “Look Beneath The Surface”…Detroit man convicted of human traffickingA 33-year-old Detroit man has become the first person convicted under Michigan’s human trafficking law for forcing two teens into prostitution in the city, Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Friday.Sedrick Leman-Isaac Mitchell, also known as “Gruesome,” was convicted after a four-day jury trial on eight charges, including prostitution, racketeering and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He faces up to life in prison when sentenced April 11.The charges stem from an investigation into a prostitution ring by Michigan State Police and the FBI through the Southeast Michigan Crimes Against Children Task Force.The investigation showed Mitchell recruited two girls, then 14 and 15, to prostitution in 2010 and 2011.They lived in a house on Detroit’s east side with other girls who prostituted for Mitchell and were forced to turn over their earnings to him under threats of violence.“We will remain vigilant in stopping those who seek to enslave our children and profit from human trafficking,” Andrew Arena, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Detroit division, said in a statement.A state law banning human trafficking was strengthened in

via Human Trafficking News.

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Richard A. Sands, Ret. PI; is Board Chair/President of the “Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition” and President/CEO - Board Chairman of three other non-profit organizations, the “United Social Networks – Rescue and Restore Coalition”, “AhEeCOSH” the“Adult Entertainment Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health” and the “Universal Life Church Anti-Slavery Coalition”. Currently, Richard is finishing his Master of Arts Degree in Social Justice at Marygrove College while completing the (IIRP) International Institute of Restorative Practices – Training of Trainers Certification Program. Richard A. Sands, Ret. PI Pastor - Int'l Chairman/Secretary (MIRRC) Board Chair/President (AhEeCOSH) Investigative Reporter Families Against Narcotics (FAN) Chapter Stop Underage Drinking/Drugs (SUDD) Downriver Universal Life Church Anti-Slavery Coalition Southgate MI - Tenth Precinct Delegate Marygrove College - MA Student Social Justice Program - 10th Cohort 734-771-7251 Fax: 734-281-4087
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