EAST TAWAS, Mich. – A 43-year-old man and his 22-year-old daughter have been arraigned on charges related to running an Arenac County prostitution ring.
Robert Burgess of Turner Township and April Stokr of Battle Creek are being held without bond in the county jail following their arraignment Wednesday on several counts of criminal sexual conduct. Michigan State Police say the assaults occurred at Burgess' home during a two-year period that ended more than a year ago.
Authorities say the parents of a 14-year-old girl reported their daughter had been assaulted at the home. Police also say the girl and others were forced into prostitution.
The court said Thursday Burgess and Stokr do not have attorneys. A message was left Thursday at the county jail for Burgess and Stokr.
A status conference has been set for Monday.