LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Fourteen men were arrested during a single-day human trafficking sting in Liberty Township near Youngstown, according to a release from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.
Yost said the sting targeted individuals who were trying to buy sex off the internet.
The sting took place on Dec. 6 and was conducted by several law enforcement agencies.
“John stings deter those seeking to purchase sex – reducing the demand for human trafficking – and serve as a reminder that these crimes are more prevalent and closer to home than you may think,” Yost said.
The men were arrested and charged with soliciting and possessing criminal tools.