A Detroit man has been arrested and charged with running a sex trafficking operation out of his home.
Richard Knider Jackson, 67, reportedly forced two teenage girls along with three women to engage in prostitution as well as beating them and locking them inside cages in an upstairs bedroom to prevent them from escaping.
Police made the horror discovery when they were tipped off by a 911 call last Thursday.
The three women who were found still inside the house, aged 31 and 41, told officers they have been forced into prostitution after being lured inside before being plied with heroin.
The women told police that they had helped the two young girls escape through a bathroom window, which had been left open.
Police are appealing for the girls to come forward, or for anyone with information to contact them.
“(The) two young girls who escaped, we’d really like the public’s help in identifying them to get the help they may need,” FBI agent Michael Glennon said during a press conference.
Jackson has denied any involvement with drugs or prostitution, however CBS reports that phone records indicate discussions about sex acts, prices and locations. Police also allege that Jackson would post ads for the women on Backpage.com.
Jackson has been denied bail and remains in jail.