YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — *Editor’s Word: The video above initially aired on August 31, 2020.
Ohio Legal professional Common Dave Yost and Liberty Township Police Chief Toby Meloro introduced Monday that fourteen males are actually in police custody following a single-day human trafficking operation.
The operation focused people searching for to purchase intercourse on the web. The operation, which happened on Sunday, was performed by the Liberty Township Police Division in cooperation with the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Job Pressure, a activity pressure beneath the legal professional basic’s Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Fee.
“John stings deter these searching for to buy intercourse – decreasing the demand for human trafficking – and function a reminder that these crimes are extra prevalent and nearer to house than you might assume,” Yost stated. “Hats off to Chief Meloro and the Liberty Township Police Division on their profitable operation.”
The next people have been arrested and charged with soliciting, a third-degree misdemeanor, and possessing felony instruments, a first-degree misdemeanor:
Fourteen males have been arrested throughout a single-day #HumanTrafficking operation that focused people searching for to purchase intercourse through the web, AG Yost and Liberty Township Police Chief Toby Meloro introduced immediately. pic.twitter.com/r1QSXwyDBZ
— Ohio Legal professional Common Dave Yost (@OhioAG) December 7, 2020