Bringing Light to the Darkness of Human Trafficking (Trafficking in Persons)

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FLINT (WJRT) - (11/16/16) - The Genesee County prosecutor is calling it the largest human trafficking case they've ever seen.

Two brothers have been charged with forcing at least four women into prostitution.

The two brothers were holding the women hostage in two different homes, one in Flint and one in Flint Township.

Genesee County prosecutor David Leyton says this was first discovered back in early 2015.

28-year-old Darryl Miller is currently in state prison on other charges.

He and his 27-year-old brother, Chavez Miller, have been charged and can face up to life in prison related to human trafficking in Genesee County.

Wednesday morning county prosecutor David Leyton laid out the charges along with the FBI and Flint police chief Tim Johnson.

Darryl is facing 24 felonies, Chavez is facing 26.

The women were forced into prostitution after the brothers hooked them on crack cocaine.

The brothers kept their prisoners under control financially and with drug addiction.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says the brothers regularly threatened to kill the women, and constantly beat them.

"They were beaten, choked, repeatedly assaulted, stunned, stabbed. This is human trafficking at its very worst." said Leyton.

Leyton says Darryl and Chavez would book dates for the prostitutes through the site

Two other women were forced into working with the brothers. They were paid in drugs and drove the human trafficking victims throughout the county and even into Midland to meet dates.

"The crimes committed by these men are tragic and underscores the fact that human trafficking exists in our community and leaves a wake of victims in its path," said Leyton.

Leyton says the four victims are doing okay and cooperating with the case. They've been offered services to help them with drug addiction, and trauma from their experience.

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