A Pontiac man could spend the next three and a half decades behind bars for his role in a prostitution and sex trafficking ring.

Dallas Jordan-King, 23, was convicted of operating the criminal enterprise between July 2018 and October 2019 in Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Madison Heights and other places across Metro Detroit.

Authorities say the ring involved at least nine victims, all young, college-aged women. Officials did not release the ages of any of the victims.

Investigators said back in 2020 Jordan-King would befriend his victims and then groom them to engage in sexual activity for profit, as he reaped the benefits.

Jordan-King was sentenced Tuesday, receiving the maximum sentence on one count of forced labor/commercial sex (100 months to 15 years) and one count of child sexually abusive material – production (85 months to 20 years). The sentences will be served consecutively.

He was also sentenced to an additional two years on one count of felony firearm.

Oakland County Circuit Court before Judge Jacob Cunningham 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,” Attorney General Dana Nessel said, per a press release. “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.”

Nessel’s office said since the case spanned multiple jurisdictions, the Auburn Hills Police Department 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 Jordan-King’s arrest.

“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,” Sheriff Mike Bouchard said.

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.

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