The investigation developed into an investigation that involved multiple agencies that culminated with Chavez Miller, 27-years-old and his brother, Darryl Miller, 28-years-old, being charged with 24 felonies to including human trafficking, prostitution, delivery of cocaine, kidnapping, racketeering and several other charges.
Genesee County Prosecutor, David Leyton, is calling it the largest human trafficking case they’ve ever seen.
The two brothers have been charged with forcing at least four women into prostitution. They were allegedly holding the women hostage in two different homes, one in Flint and one in Flint Township. The women were constantly beaten, strangled, stunned and stabbed with needles.
The four women, whose ages ranged from the 20s to 40s, were paid with crack-cocaine. Chavez and Darryl Miller took the money the women earned from prostitution to fund the drug use.
“This is human trafficking at its very worst.” said Leyton. The brothers criminal enterprise spanned southeast Michigan and as far away as Midland. They would book dates for the prostitutes through backpage.com.
Darryl Miller is already serving time in prison on a drug charges. He has a long list of previous felony convictions based on records from the Michigan Department of Corrections. Those offenses are as follows:
- Controlled Substance-Delivery/Manf., Nar/Coc <50 Grams
- 2 counts of Larceny from the Person
- 2 counts of Asslt w/Int Gr Bod Hrm Less Murder
- Jails – Prisoner Possessing Contraband – Attempt
His convictions date back to 2007.