Andrew Golden mugshot

In late 2016, the Attorney General's Office announced charges against Andrew Golden 34, of Sterling Heights, with one count of Human Trafficking – Recruiting a Minor for Commercial Sexual Activity, for sex trafficking a 17 year-old. The charges resulted from a tip received by Ohio authorities provided to the Southeast Michigan Trafficking and Exploitation Crimes (SEMTEC) task force regarding sex trafficking of a minor female.  In June of 2016, Golden was convicted and sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.