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Comstock Park Man Arrested for Human Trafficking

November 22nd, 2022 9:00 am

Kent County, MICH: The KCSO Human Trafficking Task Force has arrested a 38-year-old Comstock Park man for trafficking a 16-year-old Grand Rapids teen. Investigators with the task force received a tip in October and have been working leads on the case since. The initial investigation reveals that the man befriended the girl while in a public area. From there, she was trafficked through online postings.

KCSO received information that the teen was in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and possibly in the company of the man. Information was broadcast to northern Michigan authorities and an observant staff member for the Mackinac Bridge Authority saw the male driving and a person hiding under a blanket in the back seat. The Mackinac Bridge Authority summoned law enforcement and the vehicle was stopped after crossing the bridge.

Thank you to the quick action of the Mackinac Bridge Authority, Michigan State Police, Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tuscarora Township Police Department in helping bring this case to resolution. The Kent County Prosecutor’s Office authorized charges of: Sexually Abusive Activity, Human Trafficking, Possession of Child Abusive Material, and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime. The man is expected to be arraigned in 63rd District court this week.


For more information about human trafficking or how to submit a tip, please visit: https://www.accesskent.com/Sheriff/human-trafficking.htm


Contact: Sgt. Eric Brunner | 616.632.6106
Incident: 22-052190