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a Detroit The man has been charged with allegedly sex trafficking at least 10 different women. According to court documents, the women were locked in his basement, raped and beaten, and then given a plate of heroin and crack cocaine, along with keeping the money.


Qiyamabi Summerlin is facing sex trafficking and firearms and drug charges after officials said they closed their operation last week after a month-long investigation.

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According to the documents, the first victim appeared in July of 2019 when she said Summerlin took her to a house on Burden Street and said she would stay in the basement. She said that he told her that she should have sex with men for money and that she would have to pay all the money that John had given her. She said Summerlin raped her twice and kept loading the gun in front of her.

The second victim came to light in 2020 when Detroit police were called to report the assault and battery. She said Summerlin threatened violence if she didn’t have sex with him. After he did that, he fell asleep and said that a John showed up. She said Summerlin arranged for her to have sex for $170, but he only gave Summerlin $120, so he assaulted her. During that encounter with the police, Summerlin told the police that she was homeless and was staying at his house. He said that he woke up to the sound of moaning and saw the two having sex.

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It is unknown why charges were not filed in those first two cases despite the involvement of the police.

In April of 2019, the Southeast Michigan Trafficking and Exploitation Crimes (SEMTEC) Task Force launched an investigation that eventually led to Summerlin’s arrest. During an undercover sex trafficking operation at a Metro Detroit hotel, a woman said she worked for a violent pimp with the surname of Summerlin. he said he lives near detroit gross point and has been known to be violent towards women.

He also said that he gives women crack cocaine and heroin and will take all their money. He said he threatened her with a gun several times and locked her in the basement of a house in Burden, near Moros, and when she tried to leave, he pushed her down the stairs. She is eventually able to escape by telling him that she has a date and needs to meet the client outside. Once outside another girl picked him up and she ran away from the house leaving all her belongings.

Quiymabi Summerlin is accused of running a sex trafficking operation out of the basement of a house on the east side of Detroit.

Three weeks later, during another undercover operation at a Metro Detroit hotel, a fourth victim said she worked for Summerlin in 2020 and met her at her home on Burden Stree. He said that he gave her bitten fentanyl and raped her. He said that he then kept her in the basement and forced her to have sex with other men in exchange for drugs.

She said Summerlin was known to carry at least one gun and sell heroin and crack, barred her from possessing a phone, and had a daily quota of $1,000. He said that if she didn’t meet the quota, he threatened to beat her or stop taking drugs. She also said that she had a baby monitor in the basement so that she could know how much women were earning.

In June 2021, SEMTEC received another tip about a woman who was in a relationship with Summerlin forcing her to take nude photos and post them as online advertisements. When he refused, he said Summerlin had assaulted him. He also told investigators that he also held two potential minor victims for money and gave them heroin and crack to control. When they didn’t earn enough to cover the cost of drugs, he beat them. He said it was all taking place in an isolated house on Beniteau Street, but he was planning to move the operation to the home of his child’s mother. Benito Street is the address listed for Summerlin on the Secretary of State’s website.

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Investigators were building their case against Summerlin and discovered ads linked to the phone numbers he had. There were 140 ads in total over the summer, all linked to Summerlin’s phone numbers, and they all featured pictures of multiple girls on the same bed, many with the same furniture.

In late June, Child Protective Services arrived at Burden’s home and said he lived there with his fiancé and was not involved in sex trafficking.

On 21 July, SEMTEC found another advertisement similar to the one searched in June, but with a different number. The ad texted two women and an undercover officer with numbers and told it would be $160 for both women or $80 for one.

When the undercover officer arrived at the house, he spoke to a woman in the ad, who said he would have to pay first. Then a man, identified by the undercover officer as Summerlin, came out of the house to chat. He asked the officer to have his “date” with the woman in the driveway, and then the woman got into the car. The undercover officer said Summerlin said he would have to pay first.

“I can’t let you take her out of here until you pay me, and then she’ll straighten you out,” Summerlin is quoted as saying.

The undercover officer said he was no longer interested and the woman got out of the car. The undercover officer said that Summerlin gave him a phone call and, as the undercover officer was driving, he received a message from him that said, “I really need the money so I’ll make sure I give you one.” Get together, and then you can pay me. I promise when we’re done.”

In September, the sixth victim spoke with SEMTEC and said she met Summerlin after he offered her drugs while she was walking down the street. She said she was kept in the basement and she met her johns downstairs. He said that he deposited the money first and kept it in a drawer upstairs. After Johns left, she said Summerlin would give her a plate of drugs.

She also said that Summerlin was violent and that he once suppressed her for refusing to do anything. She calls him a “Romeo pimp” – known for operating young victims by trying to make them fall in love with them.

Four days later, the seventh victim said he worked at her home on Burden Street for a few weeks and that he would pay her with crack and heroin. She also said that the money would go in a drawer, John would go to the basement, and Summerlin would give her a plate of drugs afterward.

On 17 September, SEMTEC interviewed an 8th woman who said he worked for her for three months in the spring of 2020 and took her phone and car keys so she could not leave. She said Summerlin would give her heroin after the dates and that he would often rape her and crack and sell heroin from the house.

In October, another ad featuring the two women was posted from a different phone number, but with the same background as the original 140 ads. An undercover officer contacted and was told it would cost the two of them $150 an hour.

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A week later, on 14 October, a search warrant was executed and two women were found in the basement of the house. A woman said she had been there for three months and was asking her if she wanted to earn some money. She said she was locked in the basement and Summerlin took pictures of her to post online. He also said that he would give her cocaine or heroin and if she did not meet the quota set for him, he would become angry and violent. She also said that a minor used to work for her.

The other lady of the house said that she was there for three days and he smoked in her house. He said that he took nude pictures of her and posted them for commercials. He also said that he had kept her in the basement and that he had to give all his money to Summerlin. He said that if he asked for food, he would slap her and slam her on the floor.

During the search, a loaded firearm was recovered from behind the couch, as well as two bags that were later tested positive for fentanyl and cocaine. Officials also said that they also found other items related to drugs, including scales and a cutting agent. Police said they also found furniture similar to what was posted in pictures online.

Summerlin, a convicted felon, admitted to possessing a firearm that was in the home for “protection”.

Summerlin has previous felony convictions that include concealment of stolen property, obtaining stolen property and criminal sexual conduct of the 3rd degree, and is required to register as a sex offender.

Summerlin is in custody and is in court for a hearing on Wednesday.