Ohio Attorney General David Yost says that 51 human trafficking victims were offered health services and support after being found because of an eight day trafficking sting, “Operation Ohio Knows,” that took place between September 24 to October 1. Municipal employees, a firefighter, a teacher, a professor, a pilot, and a city councilman are included in the list of arrestees .
U.S. Marshals conducted another investigation that resulted in 10 missing children being found. Unfortunately U.S. Marshals protect bad judges and most likely put the children back in state custody where the children usually disappear from in the first place.
The Attorney General’s office says that 161 people were for trying to solicit sex. Three of which tried to solicit sex from minors. The FBI and Bureau of Criminal Investigation and other agencies, participated in “Operation Ohio Knows.”
“People who traffic other humans are doing it for a really simple reason. money. And if there’s no demand then there will be no market. Reducing the demand means we reduce the number of people who are victimized by human trafficking.” (AG Youst)
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