Ind. man charged with human trafficking

Douglas Jackson. (June 14, 2014)
Douglas Jackson. (June 14, 2014)

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — An Indiana man faces a human trafficking charge after allegedly bringing a 15-year-old girl to Wyoming to have sex with other men.

Douglas Jackson faces charges of felony human trafficking, felony accosting a child for immoral purposes, misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim between the ages of 13 and 16, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and felony firearms, court documents show.

Jackson, 25, of South Bend allegedly drove with the 15-year-old girl to the Grand Rapids area. Wyoming police say he meant for her to have sex with other men.

On June 14, Jackson also allegedly touched the teen inappropriately in a car in the parking lot of a Super 8 motel on 44th Street in Wyoming, court documents show. He allegedly showed a Hi-Point .38-caliber handgun at the time.

He was arraigned on the charges earlier this month. His bond was set at $100,000 and he was ordered not to have any contact with anyone under the age of 16.

He was appointed an attorney by the court.

If convicted of all counts, Jackson could face up to 29 years in prison. He is expected back in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.

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