Ohio human trafficking sting sees more than 160 people arrested in 'Operation ... trends now
Ohio state has made more than 100 arrests of 'Johns' seeking to buy sex who have been charged with prostitution in a sting dubbed 'Operation Buyer's Remorse'.
An EMT, nurses, educators, retirees, former law enforcement officers, self-employed individuals and delivery drivers are among those in custody. The youngest arrested is aged 17 and the oldest is 84.
The operation was conducted by AG Yost's Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission (OOCIC), taking place from September 25 to 30 across every corner of the state, including Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, Akron, Youngstown, Marietta and Portsmouth.
'Operation Buyer's Remorse' comprised of coordinated 'stings' conducted by OOCIC's eight human trafficking, major crimes task forces and nearly 100 local law enforcements that also conducted anti-human trafficking operations.
Searches were also conducted at 11 massage parlors suspected of human trafficking activities as part of ongoing, long-term investigations.
In a video statement, Yost said: 'Our message is simple: Don't buy sex in Ohio!
Authorities were able to seize multiple electronic devices, criminal tools and nearly $75,000 from multiple locations
Cops say 149 'Johns' who were seeking to buy sex have been arrested and charged with engaging in prostitution. Two individuals were