FLINT, MI – A Flint man has plead no contest to human trafficking and will serve a minimum 13 years in prison when he is sentenced next month.
Darryl Allen Miller, 31-years-old, was convicted of human trafficking involving kidnapping, one felony prostitution charge, and a related drug delivery charge after a joint investigation by the FBI, Michigan State Police, and Flint Police Department revealed Miller orchestrated a sex trafficking operation out of a home on Mandeville Street in Flint in 2015. His brother, Chavez Miller, 30-years-old, also of Flint, is facing related charges and his case remains pending in Circuit Court.
Evidence gathered during the investigation painted a picture of sexual exploitation and violent physical abuse of at least five women who were forced into prostitution to pay off drug debts. The women were given heroin,cocaine, and prescription drugs and endured physical assaults and intimidation while being forced into commercialized sex acts.
The sex trafficking investigation was initiated by the FBI after a Flint Police Department drug trafficking search warrant found multiple women being held in the home on Mandeville. Michigan State Police joined the investigation through their involvement in the North East Michigan Trafficking and Exploitation Crimes (NEMTEC) Task Force. This was one of the first cases investigated by NEMTEC, which targets the most violent sex trafficking cases in Genesee County. NEMTEC investigators and prosecutors worked together to recover all the victims while protecting them from their traffickers during the court process.
“Human trafficking is a cruel reality we face not only in Flint and Genesee County but in many other communities in Michigan, throughout the United States, and around the world,” said Prosecutor Leyton. “In recent years, human trafficking has really become a front burner issue and we are doing all we can to rid it from our communities,” he said.
“There is still much work to be done and we will remain vigilant in our efforts, standing up for victims, and fighting human trafficking in all its forms,” he said.
As part of the plea agreement, Miller faces a minimum 13 years and up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced on September 9th.
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