28-year-old Jerome Chene has been arrested for allegedly allowing his 7-year-old daughter to be sexually abused by another man so Chene could have sex with a 21-year-old special needs woman. This was discovered while the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office in Michigan were investigating the alleged abuse of the 21-year-old victim. The 21-year-old was said to be living with 36-year-old Daniel Flowers and 31-year-old Michelle Erwin of Mt. Morris, Michigan, who she met on dating app/social network MeetMe. Flower and Erwin were said to be allegedly arranging people to have sex with the 21-year-old.
This reportedly included Chene who is said to have taken explicit photos of his daughter as collateral for him to have sex with the adult victim. When police were searching Flowers’ home, they found a backpack that contained candy and children’s toys. Chene was arrested later on when he showed up to Flowers’ home looking to make the exchange of his daughter for the 21-year-old. Flowers and Erwin have also been arrested. While it’s not mentioned in the news, since the 21-year-old victim met her traffickers on MeetMe, is it safe to assume that Chene met Flowers or Erwin on MeetMe too?
When I post stories about law enforcement posing as parents who are turning out their kids, some people will claim that is entrapment because parents aren’t really turning out their kids online. I beg to differ as there are too many parents, in name only, who are all too willing to exploit their children for their own selfish wants.
And as you can probably guess, this is where I’m going to beat the drums once more about child trafficking and where it really takes place. Over-elaborate conspiracy theories aren’t needed when real child trafficking could be happening on your street. Where are the #SaveTheChildren conspiracists when it’s someone from their town? Nowhere, because it doesn’t fit into their woefully misinformed agenda.