Police look for teens after busting suspected sex trafficker in SW Detroit

- Police are searching for two teens after busting a suspected sex trafficker in southwest Detroit Thursday evening.

Police made a shocking discovery inside a Detroit house. Officers found three women being held against their will. It's believed the women were sex trafficking captives.

Later, after talking with the three hospitalized women, an immediate search was launched for two girls, ages 16 and 15. It's believed the teens were also at the home but then vanished.

The 69-year-old man who owns the home on Electric Street, near I-75 and Outer Drive, has been arrested.

Someone from the home placed a 911 call Thursday afternoon claiming four deceased adults were inside, according to a Detroit police source. But the 911 call was inaccurate.

Detroit Officers found no one deceased, but instead found the three women alive. One is 41 years old, and the other two women are both 31. All three were rushed to the hospital and their conditions are unknown.

The investigation quickly morphed into suspected prostitution and human trafficking. FBI Agents and Michigan State Police quickly came to the scene Thursday to join DPD.

Neighbors say news of the suspected prostitution and sex trafficking is chilling.

"Is it scary? Yes, because I have a daughter and granddaughter here," says Olivia Wise. "I keep a close eye on my kids."

Descriptions were not immediately given for the missing teens.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit police at (313) 596-5400 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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