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UPDATE: Five arrested in Madison for first-degree human trafficking

Michael Taylor

Alexander Blackmon

UPDATE: The following is statement from the Madison Police Department:

On Thursday December 6th, the Madison Police Department was contacted by local agents from the F.B.I. to assist on a possible case of human trafficking. The F.B.I. had received information from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center that a 15 year old female from Memphis, TN was possibly engaging in prostitution in the Madison area along with adults from Memphis. The tip gave the location as the Motel 6 at 8995 Madison Blvd. Madison Police Detectives along with the F.B.I. and members of the Madison County Narcotics Unit set up surveillance on the motel and identified what appeared to be prostitution activities taking place. A search warrant was served on three rooms at the motel and the female juvenile was located and identified with matching information from the tip. The following individuals were identified as assisting in the prostitution of the juvenile and were charged with Human Trafficking 1st. They were taken to the Madison County Jail with $50,000 bond each. The investigation with local and federal authorities continues and more charges may be pending. The juvenile is currently in the care of the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

19 year old Ashley Patton of Memphis
21 year old Javoris Glasper of Memphis
25 year old Michael Taylor of Memphis
23 year old Alexander Blackmon of Memphis
20 year old Keshuna Williams of Memphis

 

EARLIER STORY: Madison police have arrested at least four adults and one juvenvile at Motel 6 in connect with human trafficking.

Two suspects have been identified as Michael Leon Taylor and Alexander Blackmon. They were arrested Friday morning after police were asked by the FBI to help serve a search warrant at the motel.

Madison Police said that a tip concerning a juvenile from Memphis was found on the website The Polaris Project.

When they arrived at the location, they discovered multiple people involved in human trafficking.

Taylor is held on $50,000 bail.