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3 charged with human trafficking of 14-year-old Detroit girl

Posted: 9:51 AM, Feb 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-15 23:21:50Z
3 charged with human trafficking Detroit teen

Three people are facing several charges in the human trafficking of a 14-year-old Detroit girl.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged 33-year-old Eric Brown, 26-year-old Brian Ash, 18-year-old Gracy Nyirahabimana, all from Detroit, in connection with the incident.

According to police, the three acted together to use the 14-year-old girl in human trafficking between Jan. 16, 2018 and Jan. 26, 2018.

In court, prosecutors said Brown had a whole team of individuals working for him in his human trafficking ring.

He allegedly used a female recruiter to bring the 14-year-old to his house to propose the idea of trafficking. When the 14-year-old refused, Brown allegedly pulled a gun on her and forced her into trafficking.

According to prosecutors, Brown and the other two drove the girl around for an extended period of time, weeks in fact, from various motels, and forced her to do sexual activities for their financial gain.

Brown also allegedly forced himself on the 14-year-old victim and made her engage in sexual activity with him. He allegedly threatened her with the fact that he knew where her mother lived and could kill her at any moment.

According to prosecutors, Brown would say, "Each time you refuse, someone has to die."

Brown is charged with human trafficking, human trafficking of a minor, two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct, child sexually abusive activity and distributing/promoting child sexually abuse activity.

Ash is charged with human trafficking of a minor, carrying a concealed weapon, child sexually abusive activity and distributing/promoting child sexually abuse activity.

Nyirahabimona is charged with human trafficking of a minor and child sexually abusive activity.

All three were arraigned on Thursday morning.