UPDATE – A 41-year-old woman has been convicted in connection with a sex-trafficking ring that authorities said involved underage girls.
An Ingham County Circuit Court jury found Amber Speed guilty Friday of conducting a criminal enterprise.
Speed was arrested after state police found online ads for an escort operation.
Michigan’s Attorney General’s office says girls involved in the escort operation were minors when they were brought into the ring.
6 News has confirmed that Speed told police in a recorded interview that she ran an escort service in the Lansing area, but denied the women who worked for her sold sex.
Speed of Munith in Jackson County is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 28.
UPDATE (11:10 a.m.) – Final arguments have ended and the jury is now considering a verdict in the human trafficking trial of Amber Speed.
LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – The trial of a Livingston County woman charged with human trafficking continues today in Mason.
Amber Speed, 41, is in Ingham County Circuit Court, accused of a variety of charges, including minor sex trafficking, prostitution/pandering, accepting the earnings of a prostitute and debt bondage.
A jury was seated Tuesday and the trial, which was to have begun last July but was delayed several times, got underway.
Speed was arrested after a Michigan State Police investigation found online ads for the woman’s escort operation.
She, along with at least three other females, were involved in the operation.
Speed is alleged to have been involved in trafficking minors as far back as 2009.
If convicted, Speed could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.