Nine men indicted in Human Trafficking Investigation in Morgan County

(MCCONNELSVILLE, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Morgan County Sheriff Douglas McGrath and members of the Southeastern Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force have provided an update on a large-scale human trafficking investigation that began nearly 10 months ago. “This task force waded into a cesspool of alleged men who were trafficking a juvenile victim […]

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Arrest Made in Human Trafficking Case

A Tuscarawas County man is under arrest for felony charges following an investigation by the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said 44-year-old Chad Robert Ryan, of Dover, was arrested May 8 and charged with compelling prostitution, attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and possessing criminal tools. The Mahoning […]

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Zanesville Rotary speaker: ‘In Ohio, there is a lot of trafficking that takes place’

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Global human trafficking generates $99 billion every year. On average, that’s $11 million an hour. The Zanesville Rotary Club welcomed a speaker Tuesday for Destiny Rescue. The organization aims to be an international anti-trafficking for rescuing individuals who have been trafficked and restoring their lives. Director of Corporate Partnerships Rick Baltzersen says […]

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