Last week, after a months-long human trafficking investigation, Utah agents with AG Reyes’ SECURE Strike Force served multiple warrants in Davis and Salt Lake Counties. Michael Joe Ricks was arrested and booked for Aggravated Exploitation of Prostitution (2F), Exploiting Prostitution (3F), Aiding Prostitution (AM) and several drug offenses (2Fs). Multiple victims have been identified and our agents are hoping to hear from others who may have been used and victimized by Mr. Ricks. This is an ongoing investigation, and several other charges may be pending.
Here’s the news coverage so far.
Note: All persons accused of a crime should be presumed innocent until proven otherwise according to law. If you have information for the SECURE Strike Force, please call 801-281-1200.