By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Posted Friday, Oct. 11, 2019
Four people were arrested by Huron Township Police during an undercover human trafficking operation on Oct. 10.
Police conducted the operation with the goal to identify and arrest people attempting to solicit prostitution from female decoys, as well as those traveling to Huron Township to provide prostitution services.
The operation was held at an undisclosed vacant residence in Huron Township, said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.
Romulus Police Department assisted Huron Township Police during the operation.
“It is important that law enforcement send a clear message that the victimization of anyone through the means of prostitution or Human Trafficking will not be tolerated. More importantly, we want to get the victim’s the help and resources they deserve to get out of this dangerous lifestyle,” Robbins said.
The four arrested are from different southeast Michigan communities.
A 46-year-old man from Monroe was arrested for soliciting prostitution. His vehicle was forfeited for its use in the crime.
A 28-year-old man from Taylor was also arrested for soliciting prostitution, and a 42-year-old female from Warren was arrested for prostitution.
A 49-year-old man from Dearborn Heights was arrested on felony charges for transportation of a prostitute. His vehicle was also forfeited for its use in the crime.
The Huron Township Police Department currently has two members assigned to the Southeast Michigan Crimes Against Children Task Force — Director Robbins and Cpl. Sterling Price.
“We are thankful for the partnership we have with the City of Romulus and hope to conduct similar operations in the near future. Crimes such as these do not respect borders and affect us all. It is helpful to take a teamwork approach and work together to tackle these types of crimes,” Robbins said.