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6 arrested in Fairfield County human trafficking operation

Six people were arrested following a human trafficking sting conducted in the Canal WInchester area, according to the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office.
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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Ohio - Six people were arrested following a human trafficking sting, according to the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said the sting was conducted in the Canal WInchester area.

The six people are charged with "enticement or solicitation to patronize a prostitute; procurement of a prostitute for another", which are third-degree misdemeanors, the sheriff's office said.

According to a release from the sheriff's office, "The individuals arrested, supply the money that continues to breathe life into the prostitution component of human trafficking."

The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office worked with Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force and the Pickerington Police Department on this investigation.

The six people arrested will be required to complete training to provide awareness of the extent of human trafficking and the role prostitution plays in it.