Inkster man accused of running prostitution service arraigned
An Inkster man was arraigned Monday on several charges after he allegedly ran an online “escort” operation involving at least two victims forced into prostitution, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Wednesday.
Jahan Satati Green, 38, was arraigned in 22nd District Court on two counts human trafficking, two counts prostitution/transporting a person, two counts prostitution/accepting earnings, and one count conducting a criminal enterprise.
He faces up to 20 years in prison for each of the felony charges.
Green is accused of trafficking and assaulting two victims beginning in 2006 as part of his online “escort” operation, Schuette said. He allegedly transported the victims to Detroit-area hotels where they were forced to engage in sex acts for money, then collected the money received through forced prostitution.
Green ran his enterprise in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties for more than six years, Schuette said.
“Modern day slavery in Michigan will not be tolerated on my watch,” Schuette said in a statement. “We have taken a victim-centered approach to fighting human trafficking and we will continue to aggressively pursue and prosecute criminals who take advantage of vulnerable victims and enslave them in sex trafficking or labor through force, fraud or coercion.”
Green received a $500,000 cash bond at his arraignment before Judge Sabrina Johnson, Schuette said. He currently is in custody at the Wayne County Jail and no date has been set for his preliminary examination.
Human trafficking is the world’s second-largest and fastest-growing criminal industry after drug trafficking, Schuette said. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, a total of 2,515 human trafficking incidents were recorded nationwide between January 2008 and June 2010, including 1,016 involving children.
Green is the 11th defendant charged since July 2011 under Schuette’s Human Trafficking Unit, according to the attorney general’s office.