#childpredator | Police, survivors debunk human trafficking kidnapping myths

KALAMAZOO, MI — Social media posts and movies like ‘Taken’ have audiences believing they could be kidnapped and sold into sex trafficking. But author, advocate and survivor Theresa Flores’ story challenges that narrative — a common misconception, according to experts.

During an Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition Event at Ascension Borgess Hospital, Flores shared her traumatic experience as a sex trafficking victim when she was teenager. The story starts when she lived in Birmingham, Michigan, in the 1980s.

“It didn’t matter that we had five bathrooms in our house or that we had just gotten back from Disney World,” Flores said. “I had nothing.”

As the new kid at school, Flores said she was thrilled the cute boy she had a crush on offered her a ride home from school. As they pulled out of Wylie E. Groves High School the black Pontiac Trans Am turned right onto 13 Mile, instead of left toward Flores’ house.

Even at 15, the warning sirens did go off, Flores said. But this was no stranger. It was a friend from school.

The boy invited her inside and offered her a pop. She would later realize he had laced the drink. That afternoon she was drugged, raped and photographed without knowing it, she said. The next day at school that same boy showed her those photos and used them as leverage against her, she said.

The photos were blackmail and if she did not “earn them back,” they threatened to show her parents, teachers and priest, she said.

That started a two yearlong cycle of being picked up in the middle of the night and driven around the Detroit area. She said her alleged abusers would “deliver me like a pizza” to the basements of beautiful homes in the suburbs where clients were waiting.

It was at her lowest point, after being dragged out of the trunk of a car by her hair and auctioned off at a motel, that an “angel” turned her life around. A waitress at a 24-hour diner called police after Flores walked in barefoot the next morning, she said.

“She took one look at me and she knew. She knew the signs of a kid in trouble,” Flores said. “She said something to me nobody ever said in my life — no teacher, no coach, no parents. She said, ‘Can I help you?’

Not like the movies

The idea of being abducted from a parking lot “hits all the marks of a good urban legend,” Michigan State Police Lt. Sarah Krebs said. But that almost never reflects reality.

“We have never had a case in Michigan where somebody was abducted and put into the life of sex trafficking,” Krebs said. “It truly does not happen that way.”

A 2018 data set calculated 27% of sex trafficking victims are trafficked by family members, according to Polaris, the nonprofit that runs the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Approximately 32% of victims are sex trafficked by an intimate partner, according to the data.

Victims, like Flores, are manipulated by people they already knew. The promise of a romantic relationship are used as a grooming technique. Police call this “boyfriending,” Krebs said.

Police are now dealing with viral Facebook posts that often describe an “ethnic-looking man” following women while grocery shopping or walking to their cars. When police investigate, Krebs said, they usually find the man accused was checking the women out, looking to start a conversation or that he did not exist at all.

While she does not want to discredit women feeling threatened, she encourages them to be better educated on what human trafficking is and to look for red flags in the children and teenagers they know.

More than 50% of identified girl victims are aged between 15 and 17. About 40% of trafficked boys are under 12 years old, according to the worldwide Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative.

Operating in the shadows

Sex traffickers are social-media savvy, Krebs said. The majority of cases MSP investigates are unfolding on Snapchat, Kik and other messaging apps, she said.

“When we have parents who are concerned with letting their kids go to the mall, they should really be concerned about who [the kids] are talking to online in their own home,” Krebs said.

Krebs warns parents to check their kids’ social media accounts and text messages, and to ask their child where they received expensive gifts such as iPhones, handbags or hair extensions. Parents should also question the motives of any older teenagers or adults who have taken special interest in their children.

The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act signed in 2000 prohibits “sex trafficking of children or of others by force, fraud, or coercion.” It was the first U.S. law to specifically address human trafficking outside of the abolition of slavery.

The greatest hurdle in locking up predators is victim testimony, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said. Not many victims feel safe, empowered or comfortable enough to identify themselves and seek legal ramifications against their abusers, Getting said.

Only one case of human trafficking, a forced labor case, has been prosecuted in Kalamazoo County, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Greg Russell said.

Still, Getting believes an increase of awareness both in the public and within law enforcement has resulted in more prosecutions across the state. Law enforcement has switched its approach from pursuing sting operations to arrest prostitutes to looking for the buyer and the trafficker, he said.

At the end of December, the Warren Police Department arrested 25 women and 21 men during a three-day sting dubbed “Operation Crusade II” that focused on human trafficking, prostitution, pandering and illegal sale of drugs.

“We have to change the messaging, change the focus and we have to involve men in changing our behavior if we’re going to address this issue,” Getting said.

Kalamazoo anti-trafficking services

The YWCA Kalamazoo provides comprehensive services for both sex and labor trafficking survivors of all genders and gender non-conforming people, according to the organization’s website. The YWCA offers free counseling and legal services.

The clients who use the YWCA legal services are not like those often depicted in media, said Jessica Glynn, YWCA’s senior director of law and policy. The “spectacle” of human trafficking often excludes labor trafficking, migrant workers and male victims, Glynn said.

“They [society] are fixated on this idea that it is these vulnerable white girls who are at risk of trafficking which is false,” she said. “The people who are trafficked in our community are those who are already vulnerable due to racism, sexism, poverty and bigotry.”

Those who have called the national hotline were categorized into these top five areas of vulnerabilities: recent relocation, substance use, unstable housing, homeless youth and mental health concerns.

The YWCA Kalamazoo has expanded its services with those more vulnerable people in mind. In 2017, it opened a shelter specifically for trafficking survivors.

Stays in the 12-bed offsite shelter usually last about three months, said Meg Hughey, the organization’s community impact coordinator for human trafficking.

The YWCA Kalamazoo also provides sexual assault nurse exams, according to its website. Such an examination can still be administered within 120 hours, or five days, of an incident.

Flores founded the SOAP project, which stands for Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution. Flores and volunteers label bars of soap and packages of makeup wipes with the national trafficking hotline number and ask hotels, motels and 24-hour diners to have them out in the bathroom.

The SOAP Project has volunteer chapters in Grand Rapids, Detroit and Ann Arbor. In addition to regular outreach, the organization targets specific events that can draw large crowds — and therefore higher demand for sex work — such as the Detroit Auto Show, large concerts and marathons. This year, SOAP is traveling to Miami for the Super Bowl and plans to put labeled products in 400 hotels, Flores said.

If you or someone you know is a victim of sex trafficking, the national hotline operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week in 200 languages: 1-888-373-7888

Locally, the YWCA also operates a 24-hour crisis line to address any type of abuse: 269-385-2869

Warren police speak after 46 arrested in massive human trafficking sting

WATCH LIVE: Warren police speak after arresting 46 people in a major human trafficking sting. https://www.wxyz.com/news/40-arrested-in-massive-human-trafficking-sting-in-warren

Posted by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 on Friday, December 20, 2019

","type":"facebook-video","version":"1.0","url":"https://www.facebook.com/wxyzdetroit/videos/538781600041004/","width":500,"_id":"https://www.facebook.com/wxyzdetroit/videos/538781600041004/","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"_id":1576871342496}},"referent":{"id":"https://www.facebook.com/wxyzdetroit/videos/538781600041004/","service":"oembed","type":"facebook-video","provider":"https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video/oembed.json/?url=","referent_properties":{"additional_properties":{"comments":[],"_id":1576871342496}}}},{"_id":"GX3K6DMDOREVTJDYN23TEV4WIA","type":"text","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"inline_comments":[],"_id":1576871342497},"content":"Those arrested include a State Farm Insurance agent, an OnStar technician, a Bank of America employee, a student from East Lansing, a builder and an iron worker, Dwyer said. Among the suspects are residents of Manistique, East Lansing, Macomb, Troy, Royal Oak, Grosse Point, Sterling Heights, Garden City and Clarkston."},{"_id":"KM6H3FRYUZGYLLMGGWICEUDIFQ","type":"text","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"inline_comments":[],"_id":1576871342498},"content":"The prostitutes, none of whom have so far been identified as human trafficking victims, range in age from 18-20 years old, he said. There were no underage victims identified during this operation."},{"_id":"VADIWTMXGJHPTFPD5MPH6OSF6U","type":"text","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"inline_comments":[],"_id":1576871342499},"content":"Here are the charges:"},{"_id":"OASJMA2KRREPZEJ3UULK4J5KI4","type":"list","list_type":"unordered","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"inline_comments":[]},"items":[{"type":"text","content":"Seven charges of transporting a prostitute, 20 year felony;","_id":"SQZOJG2XHVD7FIETYF4ZTUUAFQ","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"inline_comments":[]},"block_properties":{}},{"type":"text","content":"One charge of accepting the earnings of prostitution, 20 year felony;","_id":"IDKF6GK74NBG3K2RWYEDZPVGUQ","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"inline_comments":[]},"block_properties":{}},{"type":"text","content":"Six charges of house of prostitution, 5-year felony;","_id":"CJGMHFYVX5C23LBQ63IDYBWUYY","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"inline_comments":[]},"block_properties":{}},{"type":"text","content":"Six charges of possession of a controlled substance, 4-year felony;","_id":"M6K25IDDLZCSZCLUEZLASQQMUM","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"inline_comments":[]},"block_properties":{}},{"type":"text","content":"20 charges of prostitution, one-year misdemeanor;","_id":"NJLVTFDLXBGGHBYSOBY67JZDY4","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"inline_comments":[]},"block_properties":{}},{"type":"text","content":"34 charges of using a computer in a crime, one-year misdemeanor;","_id":"R2G3HSZK4BBQPLDQAWDXMZRSKA","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"inline_comments":[]},"block_properties":{}},{"type":"text","content":"14 charges of soliciting for prostitution, 93-day misdemeanor; and","_id":"PCQM2S7ZXRGY7GODGKRSHXZYAA","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"inline_comments":[]},"block_properties":{}},{"type":"text","content":"Unspecified number of charges of possession of narcotic equipment, 90-day misdemeanor.","_id":"NE4VOHTUOFH3BKEZJL2AZVOJRY","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"inline_comments":[]},"block_properties":{}}]},{"_id":"3EMKTCHSAVAG3LBB3MOLP5WA74","type":"text","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"inline_comments":[],"_id":1576871342501},"content":"The suspects allegedly advertised online and in apps, and would move between hotels and motels in the Warren area, police said. Some hotel and motel operators cooperated with the investigation and provided tips to police."},{"_id":"R3YUWZ2IZRBARMT2VH6YMD6MO4","type":"text","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"inline_comments":[],"_id":1576871342502},"content":"Operation Crusade II was the second phase of an ongoing enforcement effort, Dwyer said. In May, the first phase netted 35 arrests and 75 criminal charges."},{"_id":"C6M4W4VII5HYTKACWSHIE7ERYE","type":"text","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"inline_comments":[],"_id":1576871342503},"content":"“It sends a strong message to would-be criminals,” said Warren Mayor Jim Fouts."}],"created_date":"2019-12-20T19:49:01.252Z","revision":{"revision_id":"LTGKK2JRVFE7PCWMGBTQMB4ONY","parent_id":"YXNCBKLWGJECJK5PG4XFUFFFMY","editions":["default"],"branch":"default","user_id":"jlofton@mlive.com","published":true},"last_updated_date":"2019-12-20T20:03:57.616Z","canonical_url":"/news/2019/12/46-arrested-in-human-trafficking-sting-in-michigan.html","headlines":{"basic":"46 arrested in human trafficking sting in Michigan","mobile":"","native":"","print":"","tablet":"","web":"","meta_title":""},"owner":{"sponsored":false,"id":"advancelocal"},"address":{},"workflow":{"status_code":1},"subheadlines":{"basic":""},"description":{"basic":"Twenty-five women and 21 men are facing 103 criminal charges."},"language":"","source":{"system":"composer","name":"advancelocal","source_type":"staff"},"label":{},"taxonomy":{"sites":[],"tags":[{"text":"trending","description":"trending","slug":"trending"},{"text":"@mlive-river","description":"@mlive-river","slug":"mlive-river"},{"text":"@mlive-app","description":"@mlive-app","slug":"mlive-app"},{"text":"@gr-river","description":"@gr-river","slug":"gr-river"},{"text":"@gr-app","description":"@gr-app","slug":"gr-app"},{"text":"@mu-river","description":"@mu-river","slug":"mu-river"},{"text":"@kz-river","description":"@kz-river","slug":"kz-river"},{"text":"@aa-river","description":"@aa-river","slug":"aa-river"},{"text":"@aa-app","description":"@aa-app","slug":"aa-app"},{"text":"@jx-river","description":"@jx-river","slug":"jx-river"},{"text":"@fl-river","description":"@fl-river","slug":"fl-river"},{"text":"@sa-river","description":"@sa-river","slug":"sa-river"},{"text":"@bc-river","description":"@bc-river","slug":"bc-river"}],"sections":[{"_id":"/news","_website":"mlive","type":"section","version":"0.6.0","name":"News","description":null,"path":"/news","parent_id":"/","parent":{"default":"/"},"additional_properties":{"original":{"_id":"/news","site":{"site_description":null,"site_keywords":"Michigan breaking news, Michigan, Detroit, city, police, Michigan fire, Michigan parks, Michigan safety, Detroit Michigan, Metro Detroit, City of Detroit, Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Lansing Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan, Bay City Michigan, Muskegon Michigan, Saginaw Michigan, Flint Michigan, Jackson Michigan, Grand Rapids Michigan, Burton Michigan, Clio Michigan, Davison Michigan, Livingston Michigan, Grand Haven Michigan, Fenton Michigan, Flint Township Michigan, Flushing Michigan, Grand Blanc Michigan, Swartz Creek Michigan, Genesee County Michigan, Michigan politics, Michigan weather, Michigan education, Michigan environment, Michigan crimes, Michigan murders, Michigan robberies, Michigan jobs, Michigan unemployment, Michigan lottery, Michigan sex offenders, Michigan campgrounds, Michigan colleges, Michigan tourism, Michigan hospitals, Michigan government, Michigan community, crime news, police news","site_title":"Michigan News","headline":"Michigan News","site_section":"News"},"_admin":{"default_content":null,"alias_ids":["/news"],"tracking_node":null,"commercial_node":null,"url_path":"https://www.mlive.com/news/"},"navigation":{"nav_title":"News","nav_display":"true","is_this_a_link_or_a_section":"Both"},"_website":"mlive","name":"News","order":{"ellipsis":1001,"toprail":1002},"parent":{"default":"/","ellipsis":"/","toprail":"/","editions":null},"ancestors":{"default":[],"ellipsis":[],"toprail":[],"editions":[]},"inactive":false,"node_type":"section"}},"_website_section_id":"mlive./news"},{"_id":"/news/ann-arbor","_website":"mlive","type":"section","version":"0.6.0","name":"Ann Arbor","description":"Get the latest news, updates, photos and video about Ann Arbor, Michigan. View photos and videos and comment on Ann Arbor news at MLive.com.","path":"/news/ann-arbor","parent_id":"/news","parent":{"default":"/news"},"additional_properties":{"original":{"_id":"/news/ann-arbor","site":{"site_description":"Get the latest news, updates, photos and video about Ann Arbor, Michigan. View photos and videos and comment on Ann Arbor news at MLive.com.","site_keywords":"Ann Arbor breaking news, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ann Arbor police, Ann Arbor fire, Ann Arbor crime, Ann Arbor safety, Ann Arbor parks, Ann Arbor politics, Ann Arbor education, Ann Arbor environment, Ann Arbor politics, Ann Arbor weather, Ann Arbor murders, Ann Arbor robberies, Ann Arbor jobs, Ann Arbor unemployment, Ann Arbor sex offenders, Ann Arbor campgrounds, Ann Arbor colleges, Ann Arbor tourism, Ann Arbor hospitals, crime news, police news, Ann Arbor newspaper, AnnArbor.com","site_title":"Ann Arbor, Michigan Local News","headline":"Ann Arbor News","site_section":"News"},"_admin":{"default_content":null,"alias_ids":["/news/ann-arbor"],"tracking_node":null,"commercial_node":null,"url_path":"https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/"},"navigation":{"nav_title":"Ann Arbor","nav_display":"true","is_this_a_link_or_a_section":"Link"},"name":"Ann Arbor","_website":"mlive","parent":{"default":"/news","ellipsis":"/","toprail":"/news/regions","editions":null},"ancestors":{"default":["/news"],"ellipsis":[],"toprail":["/news","/news/regions"],"editions":[]},"inactive":false,"order":{"ellipsis":1023,"toprail":3001},"node_type":"section"}},"_website_section_id":"mlive./news/ann-arbor"},{"_id":"/news/flint","_website":"mlive","type":"section","version":"0.6.0","name":"Flint","description":"Get the latest Flint, Burton, Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flint Township, Flushing, Grand Blanc, Swartz Creek, and Genesee County news, updates, photos and videos. View photos and videos and comment on Flint news at MLive.com.","path":"/news/flint","parent_id":"/news","parent":{"default":"/news"},"additional_properties":{"original":{"_id":"/news/flint","site":{"site_description":"Get the latest Flint, Burton, Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flint Township, Flushing, Grand Blanc, Swartz Creek, and Genesee County news, updates, photos and videos. View photos and videos and comment on Flint news at MLive.com.","site_keywords":"Flint breaking news, Flint, Michigan, Burton, Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flint Township, Flushing, Grand Blanc, Swartz Creek, Genesee County, Flint police, Flint fire, Flint crime, Flint safety, Flint parks, Flint politics, Flint education, Flint environment, Flint politics, Flint weather, Flint murders, Flint robberies, Flint jobs, Flint unemployment, Flint sex offenders, Flint campgrounds, Flint colleges, Flint tourism, Flint hospitals, crime news, police news, Flint blogs, Flint newspaper","site_title":"Flint, Michigan Local News","headline":"Flint News","site_section":"News"},"_admin":{"default_content":null,"alias_ids":["/news/flint"],"tracking_node":null,"commercial_node":null,"url_path":"https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/"},"navigation":{"nav_title":"Flint","nav_display":"true","is_this_a_link_or_a_section":"Link"},"name":"Flint","_website":"mlive","parent":{"default":"/news","ellipsis":"/","toprail":"/news/regions"},"ancestors":{"default":["/news"],"ellipsis":[],"toprail":["/news","/news/regions"]},"inactive":false,"order":{"ellipsis":1028,"toprail":3003},"node_type":"section"}},"_website_section_id":"mlive./news/flint"},{"_id":"/crime","_website":"mlive","type":"section","version":"0.6.0","name":"Crime","description":"Get breaking Michigan news on murders, homicides, robberies and other crimes. Find police news, see photos and videos, and join forum at MLive.com.","path":"/crime","parent_id":"/","parent":{"default":"/"},"additional_properties":{"original":{"_id":"/crime","site":{"site_description":"Get breaking Michigan news on murders, homicides, robberies and other crimes. Find police news, see photos and videos, and join forum at MLive.com.","site_keywords":"police news, Michigan crimes, police reports, Michigan shootings, Michigan robberies, Michigan murders","site_title":"Michigan Crime & Police News","headline":"Michigan Crime","site_section":"News"},"_admin":{"default_content":null,"alias_ids":["/crime"],"tracking_node":null,"commercial_node":null,"url_path":"https://www.mlive.com/crime/"},"navigation":{"nav_title":"Crime","nav_display":"true","is_this_a_link_or_a_section":"Both"},"_website":"mlive","name":"Crime","order":{"toprail":2001,"ellipsis":1018},"parent":{"default":"/","ellipsis":"/","toprail":"/news"},"ancestors":{"default":[],"ellipsis":["/"],"toprail":["/news"]},"inactive":false,"node_type":"section"}},"_website_section_id":"mlive./crime"}],"primary_section":{"_id":"/news","_website":"mlive","type":"section","version":"0.6.0","name":"News","description":null,"path":"/news","parent_id":"/","parent":{"default":"/"},"additional_properties":{"original":{"_id":"/news","site":{"site_description":null,"site_keywords":"Michigan breaking news, Michigan, Detroit, city, police, Michigan fire, Michigan parks, Michigan safety, Detroit Michigan, Metro Detroit, City of Detroit, Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Lansing Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan, Bay City Michigan, Muskegon Michigan, Saginaw Michigan, Flint Michigan, Jackson Michigan, Grand Rapids Michigan, Burton Michigan, Clio Michigan, Davison Michigan, Livingston Michigan, Grand Haven Michigan, Fenton Michigan, Flint Township Michigan, Flushing Michigan, Grand Blanc Michigan, Swartz Creek Michigan, Genesee County Michigan, Michigan politics, Michigan weather, Michigan education, Michigan environment, Michigan crimes, Michigan murders, Michigan robberies, Michigan jobs, Michigan unemployment, Michigan lottery, Michigan sex offenders, Michigan campgrounds, Michigan colleges, Michigan tourism, Michigan hospitals, Michigan government, Michigan community, crime news, police news","site_title":"Michigan News","headline":"Michigan News","site_section":"News"},"_admin":{"default_content":null,"alias_ids":["/news"],"tracking_node":null,"commercial_node":null,"url_path":"https://www.mlive.com/news/"},"navigation":{"nav_title":"News","nav_display":"true","is_this_a_link_or_a_section":"Both"},"_website":"mlive","name":"News","order":{"ellipsis":1001,"toprail":1002},"parent":{"default":"/","ellipsis":"/","toprail":"/","editions":null},"ancestors":{"default":[],"ellipsis":[],"toprail":[],"editions":[]},"inactive":false,"node_type":"section"}}},"keywords":[{"keyword":"prostitution","score":0.4291699858570371,"tag":"noun","frequency":4},{"keyword":"police","score":0.3670794207735537,"tag":"noun","frequency":6},{"keyword":"phase","score":0.31472465629516055,"tag":"noun","frequency":4},{"keyword":"warren","score":0.2316090969550445,"tag":"proper_noun","frequency":6},{"keyword":"dwyer","score":0.18448348697604577,"tag":"proper_noun","frequency":5},{"keyword":"hotel","score":0.1788208274404321,"tag":"noun","frequency":3},{"keyword":"age","score":0.17711777194099942,"tag":"noun","frequency":4},{"keyword":"message","score":0.16744132023967734,"tag":"noun","frequency":4},{"keyword":"trafficking","score":0.16349332794553792,"tag":"noun","frequency":4},{"keyword":"people","score":0.14305666195234568,"tag":"noun","frequency":2},{"keyword":"connection","score":0.14305666195234568,"tag":"noun","frequency":2},{"keyword":"operation","score":0.1282400791072813,"tag":"noun","frequency":4},{"keyword":"prostitute","score":0.1277291624574515,"tag":"noun","frequency":3},{"keyword":"city","score":0.11027284358826647,"tag":"noun","frequency":3},{"keyword":"sale","score":0.10729249646425927,"tag":"noun","frequency":2},{"keyword":"sting","score":0.10729249646425927,"tag":"noun","frequency":2},{"keyword":"earnings","score":0.10729249646425927,"tag":"noun","frequency":2},{"keyword":"pandering","score":0.10729249646425927,"tag":"noun","frequency":2},{"keyword":"charge","score":0.10237492370964738,"tag":"noun","frequency":4},{"keyword":"charges","score":0.10237492370964738,"tag":"noun","frequency":4},{"keyword":"suspect","score":0.09139731180288752,"tag":"noun","frequency":4},{"keyword":"suspects","score":0.09139731180288752,"tag":"noun","frequency":4},{"keyword":"activity","score":0.08941041372021605,"tag":"noun","frequency":2},{"keyword":"type","score":0.08941041372021605,"tag":"noun","frequency":2},{"keyword":"video","score":0.08583399717140741,"tag":"noun","frequency":2}],"topics":[{"_id":"534576c3e4b02fdfdb579d32","name":"Law Enforcement","score":0.7799946506541058,"uid":"iv"},{"_id":"534576e1e4b02fdfdb579d36","name":"Crime","score":0.8422540509456237,"uid":"rq"}],"auxiliaries":[],"named_entities":[{"_id":"royal-oak","name":"Royal Oak","type":"organization","score":0.4927059066901962},{"_id":"clarkston","name":"Clarkston","type":"location","score":0.44304327956492956},{"_id":"macomb","name":"Macomb","type":"location","score":0.4324873056282807},{"_id":"garden-city","name":"Garden City","type":"location","score":0.3951887357294597},{"_id":"bank-of-america","name":"Bank of America","type":"organization","score":0.3147794994158234},{"_id":"william-dwyer","name":"William Dwyer","type":"person","score":0.10892645656281888},{"_id":"east-lansing","name":"East Lansing","type":"location","score":0.10892599022413733},{"_id":"warren-police-department","name":"Warren Police Department","type":"organization","score":0.10892552388545575},{"_id":"southeast-michigan","name":"Southeast Michigan","type":"location","score":0.10892552388545575},{"_id":"manistique","name":"Manistique","type":"organization","score":0.10892552388545575},{"_id":"grosse-point","name":"Grosse Point","type":"location","score":0.10892552388545575},{"_id":"wxyz-detroit","name":"WXYZ Detroit","type":"organization","score":0.10892552388545575},{"_id":"sterling-heights","name":"Sterling Heights","type":"location","score":0.10892552388545575},{"_id":"warren-mayor-jim-fouts","name":"Warren Mayor Jim Fouts","type":"person","score":0.10892552388545575},{"_id":"state-farm-insurance","name":"State Farm Insurance","type":"organization","score":0.10892552388545575}]},"related_content":{"basic":[],"redirect":[]},"promo_items":{"basic":{"_id":"QMBEWY4RTJDNZN2DNXPIHW6ZDY","additional_properties":{"fullSizeResizeUrl":"/photo/resize/yNfRylwWY-eq6pgchft2JKfiwS0=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-advancelocal/public/QMBEWY4RTJDNZN2DNXPIHW6ZDY.jpg","galleries":[],"ingestionMethod":"manual","keywords":[],"mime_type":"image/jpeg","originalName":"police-lights-89632fa8a1c59ece.jpg","originalUrl":"https://arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-advancelocal.s3.amazonaws.com/public/QMBEWY4RTJDNZN2DNXPIHW6ZDY.jpg","owner":"smarroni@pennlive.com","proxyUrl":"/photo/resize/yNfRylwWY-eq6pgchft2JKfiwS0=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-advancelocal/public/QMBEWY4RTJDNZN2DNXPIHW6ZDY.jpg","published":true,"resizeUrl":"http://thumbor-prod-us-east-1.photo.aws.arc.pub/yNfRylwWY-eq6pgchft2JKfiwS0=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-advancelocal/public/QMBEWY4RTJDNZN2DNXPIHW6ZDY.jpg","restricted":false,"thumbnailResizeUrl":"http://thumbor-prod-us-east-1.photo.aws.arc.pub/V6hHBmK1HHL5ljxITYlgaJguIZs=/300x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-advancelocal/public/QMBEWY4RTJDNZN2DNXPIHW6ZDY.jpg","version":0},"address":{},"caption":"Sirens","created_date":"2019-09-22T17:49:50Z","credits":{"affiliation":[],"by":[{"byline":"File. (custom credit)","name":"File.","type":"author"}]},"height":449,"image_type":"photograph","last_updated_date":"2019-09-22T17:49:50Z","licensable":false,"owner":{"id":"advancelocal","sponsored":false},"source":{"edit_url":"https://advancelocal.arcpublishing.com/photo/QMBEWY4RTJDNZN2DNXPIHW6ZDY","system":"Anglerfish"},"subtitle":"Sirens","taxonomy":{"associated_tasks":[]},"type":"image","url":"https://arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-advancelocal.s3.amazonaws.com/public/QMBEWY4RTJDNZN2DNXPIHW6ZDY.jpg","version":"0.10.3","width":600,"resized_urls":{"original":"https://arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-advancelocal.s3.amazonaws.com/public/QMBEWY4RTJDNZN2DNXPIHW6ZDY.jpg","large":"https://www.mlive.com/resizer/k9bEpL3JohYTT4NvDB-N6IePS2g=/1280x0/smart/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-advancelocal.s3.amazonaws.com/public/QMBEWY4RTJDNZN2DNXPIHW6ZDY.jpg","medium":"https://www.mlive.com/resizer/y1qRijozagk0aa2mWrrUe0DfC-0=/700x0/smart/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-advancelocal.s3.amazonaws.com/public/QMBEWY4RTJDNZN2DNXPIHW6ZDY.jpg","small":"https://www.mlive.com/resizer/Dsa8yD6q8kpqqVEugvg6pBn5JWo=/450x0/smart/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-advancelocal.s3.amazonaws.com/public/QMBEWY4RTJDNZN2DNXPIHW6ZDY.jpg","x_small":"https://www.mlive.com/resizer/P1zL8XDQRlLZW5lOG94SDTAkmMg=/180x0/smart/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-advancelocal.s3.amazonaws.com/public/QMBEWY4RTJDNZN2DNXPIHW6ZDY.jpg"}}},"distributor":{"name":"advancelocal","category":"staff","subcategory":""},"canonical_website":"mlive","planning":{"scheduling":{"planned_publish_date":"2019-12-20T05:00:00Z"},"internal_note":"","story_length":{"word_count_actual":379,"line_count_actual":23,"inch_count_actual":4}},"display_date":"2019-12-20T20:03:56.957Z","credits":{"by":[{"_id":"jmcguire1","type":"author","version":"0.5.8","name":"Justine Lofton","image":{"url":"https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/advancelocal/31916ddb-513e-418d-b02c-7148dd9df776.png","version":"0.5.8"},"description":"Justine Lofton is a statewide trending reporter for MLive. She scours newsletters, social media and the internet for news of interest to Michiganders. She holds a degree in journalism and economics from Michigan State University. Prior to joining MLive in 2016, she worked at the Manistee News Advocate and Holland Sentinel.","social_links":[{"site":"email","url":"jlofton@mlive.com"},{"site":"twitter","url":"journojustine"}],"socialLinks":[{"site":"email","url":"jlofton@mlive.com","deprecated":true,"deprecation_msg":"Please use social_links."},{"site":"twitter","url":"journojustine","deprecated":true,"deprecation_msg":"Please use social_links."}],"additional_properties":{"original":{"_id":"jmcguire1","status":true,"bio":"Justine Lofton is a statewide trending reporter for MLive. She scours newsletters, social media and the internet for news of interest to Michiganders. She holds a degree in journalism and economics from Michigan State University. Prior to joining MLive in 2016, she worked at the Manistee News Advocate and Holland Sentinel.","byline":"Justine Lofton | jlofton@mlive.com","firstName":"Justine","lastName":"Lofton","twitter":"journojustine","education":[],"mt_author_id":"10459263","podcasts":[],"last_updated_date":"2019-09-17T12:17:55.194Z","books":[],"image":"https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/advancelocal/31916ddb-513e-418d-b02c-7148dd9df776.png","awards":[],"email":"jlofton@mlive.com","role":"Statewide trending reporter"}}}]},"first_publish_date":"2019-12-20T20:03:57.645Z","websites":{"mlive":{"website_section":{"_id":"/news","_website":"mlive","type":"section","version":"0.6.0","name":"News","description":null,"path":"/news","parent_id":"/","parent":{"default":"/"},"additional_properties":{"original":{"_id":"/news","site":{"site_description":null,"site_keywords":"Michigan breaking news, Michigan, Detroit, city, police, Michigan fire, Michigan parks, Michigan safety, Detroit Michigan, Metro Detroit, City of Detroit, Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Lansing Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan, Bay City Michigan, Muskegon Michigan, Saginaw Michigan, Flint Michigan, Jackson Michigan, Grand Rapids Michigan, Burton Michigan, Clio Michigan, Davison Michigan, Livingston Michigan, Grand Haven Michigan, Fenton Michigan, Flint Township Michigan, Flushing Michigan, Grand Blanc Michigan, Swartz Creek Michigan, Genesee County Michigan, Michigan politics, Michigan weather, Michigan education, Michigan environment, Michigan crimes, Michigan murders, Michigan robberies, Michigan jobs, Michigan unemployment, Michigan lottery, Michigan sex offenders, Michigan campgrounds, Michigan colleges, Michigan tourism, Michigan hospitals, Michigan government, Michigan community, crime news, police news","site_title":"Michigan News","headline":"Michigan News","site_section":"News"},"_admin":{"default_content":null,"alias_ids":["/news"],"tracking_node":null,"commercial_node":null,"url_path":"https://www.mlive.com/news/"},"navigation":{"nav_title":"News","nav_display":"true","is_this_a_link_or_a_section":"Both"},"_website":"mlive","name":"News","order":{"ellipsis":1001,"toprail":1002},"parent":{"default":"/","ellipsis":"/","toprail":"/","editions":null},"ancestors":{"default":[],"ellipsis":[],"toprail":[],"editions":[]},"inactive":false,"node_type":"section"}},"_website_section_id":"mlive./news"},"website_url":"/news/2019/12/46-arrested-in-human-trafficking-sting-in-michigan.html"}},"additional_properties":{"clipboard":{},"has_published_copy":true,"is_published":false,"publish_date":false},"publish_date":"2019-12-20T20:03:57.645Z","publishing":{"scheduled_operations":{"publish_edition":[],"unpublish_edition":[]}},"website":"mlive","website_url":"/news/2019/12/46-arrested-in-human-trafficking-sting-in-michigan.html","multimedia_main":{"_id":"GWSW3AI4HJG6TKCJGUH5AN33YQ","type":"text","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"inline_comments":[],"_id":1576871342492},"content":"WARREN, MI – Forty-six people are facing 103 criminal charges in connection to a human trafficking sweep in Southeast Michigan today."}},"expires":1579209225653,"lastModified":1579208925653}},"rollcall-get-topics":{"{"affiliate":"mlive","id":"43XADVR57RDSBGFURLAHEGGBSA"}":{"data":{"rollcallTopics":["nk","uv","vt","lf","kz","if"],"rollcallAuxiliaries":[],"_id":"dd99db85acb3e51367c5ed1db0e0fe13876646976efdc6676456f4dc29d2e637"},"expires":1579209024741,"lastModified":1579207263000}}};


Source link