Michigan AG charges NY man with human trafficking, conducting a criminal enterprise

Posted at 5:56 AM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 10:29:48-05

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has charged a man from New York with multiple felonies including human trafficking and conducting a criminal enterprise in the Detroit area.

Jonathan Colon, 24, is accused of running an escort operation, posting online advertisements for sex with at least two women. 

The attorney general's office says Colon would collect the money the women received from the sex acts and then give them drugs in exchange. 

Colon was arrested on November 22 after an investigation by Oakland and Macomb county police agencies.

Colon is facing two counts of human trafficking, one count of prostitution pandering, two counts of prostitution accepting earnings, and one count of conducting a criminal enterprise. 

"Human trafficking is modern day slavery and happens in Michigan every day. Together with the FBI and Michigan State Police, I am putting a stop to these offenders. This is a warning for all those involved in human trafficking: Your time is up, we will find you and we will put an end to your terrible crimes against those who you hurt," said Schuette in a statement.