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Pontiac Man Sentenced to Maximum Term for Role in Trafficking Ring
December 21, 2022
LANSING – Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the sentencing of a Pontiac man on charges stemming from his role in the prostitution and sex trafficking of numerous young women in Auburn Hills, Pontiac and other locations throughout Oakland County.
Dallas Ephraim Jordan-King, 23, was sentenced yesterday in Oakland County Circuit Court before Judge Jacob Cunningham to the following:
- The maximum sentence of 100 months to 15 years on one count of forced labor/commercial sex;
- The maximum sentence of 85 months to 20 years on one count of child sexually abusive material – production (served consecutively);
- An additional two years on one count of felony firearm, a two-year felony.
Notably, the court ordered $27,000 in restitution to the sex trafficking victim, including $20,000 of proceeds from commercial sex the victim was forced to hand over to the defendant. Jordan-King was also ordered to register as a sex offender.
“Our partnerships with local law enforcement agencies make it possible to pursue these predators and hold them accountable wherever they are operating in Michigan,” Nessel said. “Jordan-King victimized minors and multiple young women for financial gain, and I would like to thank Judge Cunningham for recognizing the severity of the threat the defendant posed and the gravity of his crimes.”
From July 2018 through Oct. 5, 2019, in Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Madison Heights and elsewhere, Jordan-King reportedly operated a prostitution and sex trafficking criminal enterprise, comprised of at least nine victims.
Due to the complex nature and scope of Jordan-King’s criminal activities that expanded across several jurisdictions, Auburn Hills Police Department, as a member agency, requested assistance from the FBI Oakland County Violent Crime and Gang Task Force (Task Force). Task Force agents coordinated with detectives from the Auburn Hills Police Department and furthered the investigation which culminated with multiple felony charges and the apprehension of Jordan-King. The Task Force is led by the FBI and is comprised of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Michigan State Police, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, and the police departments of Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Madison Heights, Novi, Southfield and Troy.
Nessel said she appreciates the investigators involved in the case, in particular those from Auburn Hills who initiated the investigation, and the Task Force officers from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and the Bloomfield Township and Madison Heights Police Department.
Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard said: “It is important to hold human traffickers responsible, and to take them out of position to violate anyone else. Partnership on these cases are critical and I am proud of our team and our partners who worked so diligently on this investigation and prosecution. Human trafficking is a modern-day scourge that must be ended. This case is a clear example of how this behavior will not be tolerated in Oakland County.”
Madison Heights Police Chief Corey Haines said: “I am proud of the FBI Taskforce and all the men and women that worked so diligently on this case. Jordan-King was a dangerous predator in a sex trafficking ring and was successfully arrested and prosecuted for his behavior. Our City, and many other cities are much safer today with him being sentenced to prison.”
Bloomfield Township Chief James Gallagher said: “The Bloomfield Township Police Department is appreciative of our on-going partnership with the FBI. We are pleased to see this case come to a close with an outcome that was made possible only by solid investigators from many agencies.”
Since 2011, the Michigan Department of the Attorney General has provided training to more than 1,000 professionals and filed charges against 34 individuals for human trafficking – all leading to arrests. It has successfully convicted 29, with cases against several additional defendants currently pending. The department is also home to the Michigan Human Trafficking Commission, which works to direct state policy on human trafficking.