LANSING, MI — A Pontiac man has been charged with the sex trafficking of numerous young women in Auburn Hills, Pontiac and other locations throughout Oakland County.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel charged Dallas Ephraim Jordan-King, 23, with one count of forced labor/commercial sex, a 15-year felony; two counts of pandering, a 20-year felony; one count of accepting earnings of prostitution, a 20-year felony; one count of transportation for prostitution, a 20-year felony; one count of conducting a criminal enterprise, a 20-year felony; and one count of felony firearm, a two-year felony.
Jordan-King was arraigned today in 52-3 District Court in Auburn Hills before Magistrate Marie Soma.
The court imposed a $30,000 cash bond. Jordan-King is scheduled for his next court appearance on Aug. 20.
Jordan-King was also arraigned in a separate case in 50th District Court in Pontiac before Judge Michael Martinez on one count of child sexually abusive material – production, a 20-year felony. That court imposed a $25,000 cash bond.
From July 2018 through Oct. 5, 2019, in Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Madison Heights and elsewhere, Jordan-King reportedly operated a prostitution and sex trafficking criminal enterprise, comprised of at least nine victims.
The investigation into Jordan-King’s alleged sex trafficking and prostitution enterprise was initiated by the Auburn Hills Police Department. During the investigation, Auburn Hills detectives discovered multiple incidents of Jordan-King’s alleged behavior that indicated he would befriend numerous young college-age females and groom them to engage in sexual activity for profit, from which Jordan-King benefited. The investigation also revealed that Jordan-King allegedly engaged in sexual activity with a minor.
“Human trafficking and sex trafficking are heinous crimes made more complicated by the fact that they often cross the jurisdictions of multiple law enforcement agencies,” Nessel said. “Investigating and prosecuting crimes that occur within the borders of several municipalities, states or nations can create unique challenges as we pursue justice. But this case is a clear example of the collaborative relationship law enforcement agencies at all levels should strive for when taking actions to hold criminals accountable.”
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