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Human Trafficking

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Bond is set at 300 thousand dollars for the former Portsmouth City Council member charged with human trafficking, racketeering and other counts. 

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Around 50 law enforcement agencies were involved in the latest anti-human trafficking operation in Ohio, the largest ever. 

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An attorney in Scioto County has been charged with human trafficking. 

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Work continues on a new center in Franklinton to help sex workers and victims of human trafficking. 

Ohio Attorney General's Office

A Franklin County man has been indicted on 19 felony counts, including involuntary manslaughter and human trafficking.

Ohio Attorney General's Office

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted three Columbus men on charges of luring victims into human trafficking and prostitution. 

U.S. Attorney's Office

A federal grand jury has indicted a Scioto County man for sex trafficking minors. 

Lucas County Prosecutor's Office

The wife and stepdaughter of a former Toledo pastor convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl have been sentenced to prison. 

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Ohio State University has identified 336 thousand dollars in donations and pledges received from Jeffrey Epstein and his foundation. 

A new transitional home for women escaping sex trafficking, domestic violence and drug addiction is scheduled to open March 29th on Columbus' west side.  

 Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies have charged six people following a human trafficking sting in the Canal Winchester area. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Attorney General David Yost wants state and community leaders to send a message that there's help available for victims of human trafficking. 

Pending lawsuits by sex trafficking victims against hotel chains could be consolidated in federal court in Columbus.  

An emergency shelter for female victims of human trafficking opens today in Columbus. 

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted six people on human trafficking charges. 

Lucas County Prosecutor's Office

The wife and stepdaughter of a former Toledo pastor convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl have pleaded guilty to witness tampering. 

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Ohio lawmakers are proposing a bill to crack down on human trafficking by going after those who recruit and force people into prostitution, and those who pay for it. 

Marion County Sheriff's Office

A Marion man has been sentenced to more than 21 years behind bars after pleading guilty to attempted child sex trafficking. 

Ohio Public Radio

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

Past studies have shown Ohio ranks fourth in the nation in the number of reported human trafficking cases, but there are more instances that aren't showing up in research. 

Fifty men were arrested during the Major League Baseball All-Star festivities this week for soliciting prostitution.

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A former Toledo pastor convicted of child sex trafficking after a woman said he groomed her for sex when she was 14 has been sentenced to life in prison. 

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A Toledo pastor who pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking charges has been sentenced to life in prison. 

Columbus Division of Police

Prosecutors say a Columbus man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for promoting prostitution and human trafficking. 

Ohio Attorney General's Office

The Ohio Attorney General's office says two men have been convicted and sentenced for their roles in operating a human trafficking ring in central Ohio. 

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A former Toledo pastor convicted of child sex trafficking is seeking a new trial. 

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Local and County authorities closed two massage parlors in Hilliard on Thursday, saying they may be hubs for human trafficking and for commercial sexual activity. 

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The former Toledo pastor accused of child sex trafficking was convicted by a federal jury Wednesday. 

Ohio Public Radio

Hundreds of people gathered in Columbus to discuss the most pressing issues related to human trafficking in Ohio.

Human trafficking has taken on "horrific" dimensions, according to the 2018 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons released this month by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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