Howenstine, 60, of Haslett, said he did not know at the time that the victim was younger than 18.
A once-popular teacher who led the Otto Middle School band to national prominence, Howenstine currently awaits trial on one felony charge of soliciting a minor for prostitution and one charge of engaging the services of a prostitute.
The victims in Howenstine's case are separate from the victims in Speed's case.
"The guilty verdict to (the criminal enterprise count) was disappointing to her, but we respect the jury's decision. They seemed to be receptive to a lot of our arguments,"In a news release, Attorney General Bill Schuette lauded Michigan State Police for their work on the case."Today's conviction shows the importance of training and the need for increased awareness of human trafficking," Schuette said in the statement.
Fourteen thousand volunteer CLs not only play hall monitor to AOL's vaunted "community," they are that community. Flexible: Some work as few as four per week, others put in as many as 60. A .95-per-month AOL account "empowered" with some special CL-only enhancements. Their attorney Leon Greenberg contends that the arrangement amounts to an illegal "cyber-sweatshop." On July 22, AOL announced the elimination of its youth corps, 350 teenaged CLs.
Scores of people have asked to join the lawsuit, say its filers.
Sam North, a state police trooper, testified that he identified Speed as a suspect after he determined one of the victims in a separate 2016 prostitution investigation may have been sexually exploited as a minor."I was concerned for the welfare of a young girl, which led to this," he said.
Prosecutors have said Speed's crimes occurred between 20, when the woman was as young as 14.