Michigan – Three men were arrested separately in Sault Ste. Marie for human trafficking after they allegedly went to a motel to meet up and have sex with who they thought were teenagers.

Sheriff Mike Bitnar said it was all part of a sting operation that came together in collaboration with Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson and the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team {GHOST}.

Bitnar said Nowicki is a non-practicing Catholic priest who believed he was meeting up with a 15-year-old boy.

The three arrested

Aaron Nowicki, 37,

Benjamin Simpkin, 41,

Micah Rickerd, 23.

All were given a $100,000 bond with tether and multiple restrictions, including no contact with children, no cell phone or computers.

All three believed they were talking to someone who was 15-years-old or younger, according to the sheriff’s office.

By Joseph Franklin

We blog about human trafficking and child porn cases. If you have any information on the situation please feel free to call the nation human trafficking hotline at 1-888-7888

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