Thursday, December 14, 2017

Attorney General Bill Schuette charges two men in Southeast Michigan minor sex trafficking case.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

According to a December 12, 2017 press release from the office of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, Schuette has announced that his Human Trafficking Unit has charged Joeseph McGough and Robert Stanfield with multiple felonies for sex trafficking of a minor victim. 

According to Schuette, “Individuals who exploit vulnerable minors are some of the worst criminals we see. “These charges take two more of these alleged predators off the street and demonstrates the team work and commitment of law enforcement at state, local and federals levels on this case is an example of how the crime of sex trafficking is being tackled in Michigan. I look forward to continuing this partnership as we continue to confront this crime.”

According to Special Agent in Charge, Detroit Division of the FBI, David P. Gelios, as stated in the press release, "The charges filed by the state's Human Trafficking Unit against these subjects for the shameful commercial sexual exploitation of minors soundly demonstrates how the FBI-led Macomb County Child Exploitation Task Force can and will continue to partner with the Attorney General's Office to protect vulnerable youth against sexual predators."
 "The investigation and prosecution of anyone who commits such heinous crimes against children will always remain one of the FBI's top priorities."

According to the Michigan Attorney General's office, McGough was arrested and arraigned in November in Warren. Stanfield was arrested and arraigned on December 8 in Warren.

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