Hundreds of arrests for sex trafficking and child abuse in Ohio
103 people were arrested for trying to buy sex with a children in three Ohio counties in a few days. According to official police information, there is a church minister among the detainees, which is not surprising, and a doctor with a good reputation.
According to court documents, conspiratorial special agents impersonated children on “popular” dating sites. 60 men were arrested and charged with online child sexual abuse.
"They show up with sex toys, they show up with lubrication. They show up with things that clearly somebody isn't going to show up to a house with, unless they intended to engage in sexual activity," told Major Steven Tucker with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
During the operation to capture the criminals, 43 pimp women were also arrested, who kept several dozen underage victims dependent.
"Criminals involved in trafficking other human beings prey upon those individuals that are already at risk, subjecting them to prostitution and addiction," Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said. "Predators who seek to harm our children and grandchildren are not hiding in the bushes, they're lurking on the internet."
Authorities turned to all parents to pay attention to what their children are doing on the Internet. Since the slave trade, prostitution has already adapted to modernity and moved from dark alleys and brothels to the Internet, thereby complicating the capture of criminals.