Police arrest 34 men in massive Michigan prostitution sting

Source: MSP

A massive prostitution sting in northern Michigan has led to the arrest of more than two dozen men across seven counties.

Michigan State Police said 73 charges have been placed against 34 men, ranging in age from 18 to 65. Of those charges, 70 are split evenly between solicitation for prostitution and using a computer to commit a crime.

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The remaining charges involved possession of marijuana, possession of oxycodone, and possession of a firearm while committing a felony.

One man was arrested twice during the sting operation, police said.

The following are the men arrested and charged in the sting: James Scott Johnson, 38 4/12/18 Traverse City Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime James Scott Johnson, 38 6/26/18 Houghton Lake Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Kristopher Harold Suchland, 30 5/09/18 Houghton Lake Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Robert Emanuel Sherlock, 61 6/26/18 Houghton Lake Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Kenneth John Johnson, 46 5/09/18 Houghton Lake Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime David Ray Williams, 53 5/09/18 Houghton Lake Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Ryan Dale Dykgraaf, 28 2/08/18 Cadillac Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Chad Alan Morrison, 30 2/09/18 Cadillac Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Stephan Kirk Colberg, 42 2/08/18 Cadillac Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Scott Thomas Barrett, 55 2/09/18 Cadillac Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Cody Daniel Sprague, 30 2/08/18 Cadillac Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime John Dee Edwards, 61 2/08/18 Cadillac Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Joseph John Ockert, 41 2/09/18 Cadillac Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Marijuana – possession of/synthetic equiv. Matthew Douglas Hoyt, 52 4/12/18 Traverse City Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Timothy Robert Cook, 58 4/12/18 Traverse City Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Darryl James Paquette, 53 4/12/18 Traverse City Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Jason John Beebe, 38 4/12/18 Traverse City Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Clinton James Brian, 49 4/12/18 Traverse City Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Christopher James West, 45 4/12/18 Traverse City Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Matthew M. Bosma, 59 6/06/18 Traverse City Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Kim Stuart Becker, 61 6/06/18 Traverse City Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Irvin C. Pettit, 56 6/06/18 Traverse City Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Evan Raheem Carew, 18 6/06/18 Traverse City Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Mark McDaniels, 56 6/06/18 Traverse City Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Richard Joseph Bennett, 64 4/19/18 Alpena Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime James Ivan Thompson, 4/19/18 Alpena Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime David James Kirkham, 28 6/21/18 Lewiston Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Ahmed Abdulraheem Al-Kubati, 28 6/21/18 Lewiston Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Nicholas Andrew Wojkowiak, 26 4/26/18 Gaylord Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Ryan Michael Shephard, 34 4/26/18 Gaylord Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Oxycodone – possession of Weapons – felony firearm Jesse Ryan Richardson, 28 4/26/18 Gaylord Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Patrick Henry McDonald, 56 6/07/18 Petoskey Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime John James Fisher, 65 6/07/18 Petoskey Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Derek Taylor Shirley, 37 6/07/18 Petoskey Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crime Michael James Tilley, 62 6/07/18 Petoskey Prostitution - engaging services of Computers - using to commit a crimeThe sting operation was part of a larger effort to raise awareness and put an end to human trafficking in northern Michigan.

Anyone who wants to report suspected human trafficking can call their local Michigan State Police post or the closest police department. Callers can remain anonymous.

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