104 Arrested In Central Ohio Human Trafficking Sting

Sep 14, 2019

Ohio Attorney General David Yost and representatives from police agencies involved in the sting
Credit Ohio Public Radio

A three-day, multi-agency, undercover human trafficking sting in central Ohio has resulted in the arrests of 104 people. 

The sting is the latest in statewide efforts to combat human trafficking. Ohio Public Radio's Jo  Ingles reports.



Attorney General Dave Yost says 30 police agencies worked together in this sting….an operation called “Fourth and Goal.” 53 of 104 arrests were for felonies, and 26 arrests involved crimes against children. 

“Human trafficking is modern day slavery.”


And he says authorities are finding it’s prevalent throughout Ohio.


“What we are starting to see is there is more of this than we thought.”


Yost says similar stings have been conducted in Cleveland and the Mahoning Valley in recent months.