MSP: 2 Roscommon Co. Men Arrested for Human Trafficking

The Michigan State Police says two men from Roscommon have been arrested for human trafficking.

Troopers say the victim escaped from a residence in Crawford County where she was held against her will.

She told law enforcement after being taken into the Roscommon County Sheriff’s custody for stealing a vehicle.

A search warrant of the Crawford County residence led to the arrests of James Jarrell and Jeffrey Kobel.

According to MSP, the victim says she was forced to clean the residence and perform acts of prostitution. She also said there was drug dealing at the home.

Jarrell is charged with two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of unlawful imprisonment, and habitual offender fourth offense. His bond was set at $100,000.

Kobel is charged with one count of unlawful imprisonment and habitual offender third offence. His bond was set at $25,000.

Both remain at the Crawford County jail. Their next court appearance is Jan. 28 at 1 p.m.

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