Stephanie, ann Martin, 23, was arrested Wednesday as part of an FBI sting operation into the sexual exploitation of children.
Holland -area migrant camps, federal prosecutors say.
Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading.The online advertisement generated numerous calls, resulting in the girls performing commercial sex acts with multiple men.26, to conspiracy to sex traffic minors.Grand Rapids police contacted the FBI after obtaining information that two teens were being prostituted.The arrests are part of a national escorts bude effort to combat sex trafficking involving children as young as 12 years old, according to a news release Tuesday from the FBI.According to court documents, Martin called a man in jail and mentioned the prostitution operation, saying that Wilson-Lackey got em running.Stephanie Ann Martin is being charged with conspiracy to sex traffic children for allegedly playing a role in prostituting two 16-year-old girls in Grand Rapids and at least once in Holland.They were allegedly working for a 21-year-old man, they told police.Three people are facing federal charges for the alleged sex trafficking of minors in the.Shyron Dionte Smith, 22,.k.a.
An undercover Grand Rapids Police officer responded to one of the online prostitution ads on Oct.
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According to a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court in Grand Rapids by Special Agent Timothy Simon with the FBI, Grand Rapids police received a tip in October 2014 of the alleged trafficking of two minor girls.
Smith, his cousin, allegedly drove the victims.
A 23-year-old woman was arrested in Holland on Wednesday, Oct.
14, for her alleged involvement in sex trafficking two underage girls.In his complaint, Simon claims Martin, as well as two other suspects who have yet to be arrested, posted photographs of the minors to online prostitution advertisements and arranged meetings with johns who responded to the.They also told police the second minor was also prostituting with them and had been doing so for about a month, according to court records.An undercover officer located a prostitution ad online of one of the two girls and set up a prostitution date at a Grand Rapids hotel.Follow this reporter on Twitter @SentinelCurtis.Simon states the two minors engaged in multiple sex dates, during which Martin and the two other suspects would leave the room.John Agar covers crime and other issues for MLive.The criminal complaint unsealed Thursday in Grand Rapids says Martin and two others recruited teenage girls to work as prostitutes.John Hogan is a reporter for wzzm.