Four Kansas men, including a former detective, were indicted by a federal grand jury Monday with conspiring to involuntarily hold young women for sexual acts decades ago.
The Topeka, Kansas, grand jury indicted former Kansas City Police Department detective Roger Golubski, Cecil Brooks, LeMark Roberson and Richard Robinson in the indictment, for crimes that took place between 1996 and 1998.
According to the indictment, Brooks provided an apartment in Kansas City where he, Roberson and Robinson threatened, beat and sexually assaulted young women to “compel” them to provide sexual services to men.
OFFICIALS ARREST 16 SUSPECTS IN ARIZONA FOR CHILD SEX OFFENSES AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Golubski, according to a US Department of Justice press release, allegedly accepted money from Brooks. In return, Golubski provided law enforcement protection for activities, including sex trafficking. The former detective also allegedly raped a young woman identified as Person 2.
The four men were indicted on the first count of conspiring to retain young women, including Person 1 and Person 2, involuntarily into servitude.
Brooks, Roberson and Robinson were charged with the second count of restraining Person 1 and forcing them to provide Roberson with sexual services.
57% OF US HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS WERE JUVENILES IN 2021 FEDERAL PROSECUTIONS: REPORT
The third charge is against Brooks, Roberson and Golubski, who allegedly held Person 2 against her will and forced her to provide sexual services to the three men and others.
The four men, if convicted, face a maximum sentence of life in prison, the Justice Department said.
Members of the FBI’s Kansas City Field Office were credited with investigating the case along with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
Stephen Hunting, an assistant US attorney in Kansas, and Tara Allison, an attorney with the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, will prosecute the case.
The DOJ said the investigation is ongoing and they encourage anyone with information about the case to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.