A Kansas City man has been charged by the Platte County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with trafficking multiple women in Platte County after a multi-agency human trafficking sting.
Sean D. Green, 29, of Lee’s Summit, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of trafficking the women for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd said charges were filed by his office on Oct. 14 following an extensive multi-agency investigation initiated and spearheaded by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control and the Department of Homeland Security in Platte County.
“Operation United Front” was conducted in late August with support from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Kansas City Police Department, and the Riverside Police Department. The operation was organized by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Zahnd said, “This case began with the rescue of two women during Operation United Front. Fourteen adults were contacted during the operation, and two of those adults were identified as victims of human trafficking. We now allege that the defendant advertised and directed these women to engage in sex acts for his own financial gain.”
According to court documents, the female victims allegedly disclosed that they were routinely sent on “dates” by an individual by the name of “Huss,” an alias used by the defendant. One woman explained that she would receive text messages from the defendant directing her to a location, with no knowledge of the details of the commercial sex deal negotiated by the defendant. She further stated that the defendant would threaten to kill her if she did not return with the money she received for engaging in the sex acts, and that the defendant had been physically violent with her on prior occasions.
Court documents further indicate that the Highway Patrol investigation further revealed that the defendant allegedly paid a known sex trafficking website for commercial sex advertisements for five women, including the two victims recovered during the operation in Platte County.
Attorney General Eric Schmitt said, “Human and sex trafficking are a scourge on our society, a dark underworld that operates in the shadows across Missouri and the country. This case underscores the importance of operations like Operation United Front in rooting out human trafficking. I want to thank our partners at the Missouri State Highway Patrol for continuing to investigate this case, and the Platte County Prosecuting Attorney for filing charges against this individual and working to bring justice in this case.”
Green is being held in the Platte County Detention Facility on $50,000 cash only bond. His case is being prosecuted by Platte County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Kaitlynn Donnelly.