MSP: Benzie County man arrested for allegedly soliciting women into prostitution

Kenneth Bonney, 57 of Elberta, was charged with one count of pandering in connection to a Traverse Narcotics Team investigation into the solicitation of women. (Photo Courtesy: Traverse Narcotics Team)

BENZIE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A northern Michigan man could face more charges after investigators said he tried to solicit women into prostitution.

According to the Traverse Narcotics Team, Kenneth Bonney, 57 of Elberta, was arrested after detectives found evidence of a plot where Bonney was looking to hire women for sex acts.

During the investigation, Benzie County deputies and TNT detectives executed two search warrants.

One was on 6 Mile Road in Joyfield Township and the other was on McConnell Drive in Elberta.

During the searches, drug detectives located a hidden room containing additional evidence supporting the initial complaint.

According to investigators, evidence of Bonney, who is a convicted felon, was also in possession of several firearms.

Bonney was arrested on February 8.

He was charged with one count of pandering, which is a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives said additional charges could be filed.

Investigators believe additional victims and witnesses in this matter may exist.

Anyone with additional information is asked to come forward and contact the Benzie County Sheriff’s Office right away.

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