YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A newly-formed human trafficking task force arrested five suspected “johns” during a solicitation sting this week in Mahoning County.
The Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission (OOCIC) Task Force will work to combat human trafficking in the Mahoning Valley, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene.
The task force’s first arrests Wednesday led to five suspects being charged with solicitation. Police said the following five suspects solicited an undercover officer for sex after responding to an advertisement posted online:
Michael Infante, 34, Lordstown
Pedro Sanchez, 22, Boardman
Jerry Teter, 58, Vienna
Eric Totten, 33, Brookfield
David Williams, 44, Youngstown