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A firefighter, college professor and a Cleveland-area city councilman were among people nabbed in a statewide sex sting operation last week, described as Ohio largest ever focused on human trafficking. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and law enforcement officials from Franklin, Montgomery, Portage and Summit counties, as well as social service providers and former human trafficking victims, met in the Ohio Statehouse on Monday to talk about the initiative.
Dubbed Operation Ohio Knows, the weeklong sting was intended to create a deterrent for those who seek sex for pay or profit, Yost said. How human trafficking is investigated: Central Ohio law enforcement arrest 93 as johns targeted in human trafficking stings at hotels. Law enforcement fanned out across the state, communicating with hundreds of mostly men seeking sex.
For every arrest made, officers made contact with up to eight "johns" whose actions didn't meet the elements of any crime, said Chief Deputy Rick Minerd, of the Franklin County sheriff's office. Three of the perpetrators were willing to pay to have sex with who they thought were minors. Ten minors ly reported missing were recovered. Fifty-one women, would-be victims, were provided assistance by social service advocates. It was unclear how many of the women also were charged.
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Jessie, an Elyria councilman running for re-election Nov. Jessie said he was seeking sex from someone he thought was selling it on the "Skip the games" website. When officers arrested him, he said, "There was an immediate feeling of wanting to throw up and an immediate feeling of facing the consequences with my family and friends. : Columbus council increases fines on 'johns,' but leaves jail time to judge's discretion. Summit County Sheriff Kandy Fatheree cautioned her colleagues not to rest on sting operations alone.
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