A Saginaw woman is in custody for allegedly prostituting her 10-year old daughter to a local drug dealer and businessman.
Angela Blackwell, 47, is awaiting her preliminary trial for charges of pandering, also known as pimping, and one count of criminal sexual conduct. Police say Blackwell is accused of selling her granddaughter in exchange for cocaine and other narcotics.
The suspected drug dealer, Johnnie Lee Griffin of Saginaw, is on the Crime Stoppers list of wanted criminals.
"It's alleged that she traded the granddaughter to this gentleman for narcotics and in exchange he was allowed to sexually assault her," said Sargent Joseph Dutoi.
Now police are on the lookout for Griffin, who faces multiple criminal charges.
If Griffin is convicted, he will face a mandatory 25-year jail sentence because the victim is under the age of 13; however, the charges won't end there. Once convicted, Griffin will face two counts of criminal sexual conduct one, one count of criminal sexual conduct two, and additional charges for the narcotics found in his home on Owen Street. Blackwell, on the other hand, could face a 20-year prison sentence for pandering and pimping. She also faces charges of conspiracy to commit criminal sexual conduct.
Police say they learned of the incident from another minor involved in a second criminal sexual conduct case pending against Griffin.
Police are not releasing information on this case, but say it is being investigated. In the meantime, the Crime Stoppers Unit is asking for help pinning down the suspect.
"We would like to get his picture and his face and his name out to community members in hopes that he will either turn himself in or that someone might see him and call either the Saginaw Police Department or local authorities," said Dutoi.