Man gets up to 40 years in prison in prostitution ring

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 38-year-old Inkster man convicted on several charges related to an online prostitution operation was sentenced to 20-40 years in prison, according to a statement Monday from the office of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

Jahan Satati Green had been convicted in March in Wayne County Circuit Court of two counts of prostitution/transporting a person, two counts of prostitution/accepting earnings, and one count of conducting a criminal enterprise, all felonies.

Green’s illicit online business dated back to 2006, and Schuette’s office says Green “prostituted and assaulted two victims in particular,” including one for six years. He would give rides to or arrange rides for the victims to Metro Detroit hotels, then force them to turn over their earnings, according to the statement.

The Human Trafficking Unit of the AG’s office arrested Green in June 2015, after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigation produced his name as a player. Green is accused of running his operation across Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

“Prostitution is a serious crime that comes with equally serious consequences,” Schuette said in the statement. “Today’s conviction is one step forward in providing justice for the victims in this case and toward eradicating this crime from our communities.”