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Ohio AG releases human trafficking statistics

Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:42

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COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Today Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine released the first annual Human Trafficking Statistics Report, as required by Ohio's Safe Harbor Law. The law requires that local law enforcement agencies collect information on human trafficking cases and send the data to the Attorney General's Office.

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Four state legislators from the Mahoning Valley stood with members of the Northeast Ohio Coalition on Rescue and Restore Monday to express their hopes for passage of additional legislation to stop human trafficking in Ohio.

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Bill targets human trafficking

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 03:35

WARREN - Area officials are continuing the fight against human trafficking in the Mahoning Valley.

More than a year after eight Warren massage parlors were raided by state authorities and subsequently closed by the city, leaders of the North East Ohio Coalition on Rescue and Restore gathered at the former site of the Gemini Health Spa in Warren to discuss the current state of anti-human trafficking efforts.

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CINCINNATI -- When the sun goes down in Fairview Heights, residents say the neighborhood they call home becomes a breeding ground for prostitution.

Residents along the McMicken corridor have seen it all and say the number of prostitutes, pimps and "johns" are growing in their area.

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Three people have been arrested on charges that they held a mother and her child captive for years in Ashland, Ohio.

During a Tuesday afternoon news conference, the U.S. Attorney called it "modern-day slavery," according to WOIO TV.

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State Rep. Eric Watson, who represents the 22nd Legislative District, touched on a number of subjects during a recent presentation to the Kiwanis Club, ranging from the school protection bill to human trafficking in Bradley County.

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Disabled woman and child held as slaves

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 15:00

Three people in Ohio are accused of enslaving a mentally disabled young mother and her daughter over two years.

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An Avon Lake woman was charged with two counts of sex trafficking (one involving a minor) in a criminal complaint unsealed last week in U.S. District Court.

Ashley Onysko, 23, along with Jeremy Mack, 37, of Elyria, were charged in the human trafficking case after allegedly forcing a 16-year-old girl and 19-year-old woman to have sex for money, said Stephen D.

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Sex trade not only an issue abroad

Monday, 20 May 2013 15:00

 The release of kidnapping victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight marks a grave recognition of sex slaves in the modern world. While all three women were held captive and locked in chains for a decade or more, countless others must submit to the hate-fueled world of human trafficking.

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BY DIANE DIMOND

Danielle Douglas had a wonderful Mother’s Day — breakfast out, a trip to the zoo with her husband and two children, snuggly naptime, and the gift of a colorful necklace and brooch.

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