Ohio Child Sex Trafficking Sting Gets More than 100, Including Church leader and ER Doctor

More than 100 people, including a church youth director and a medical doctor, were arrested in an Ohio child sex trafficking sting, per a report.

Among the more than 100 arrested were 24 men who were caught when they showed up at an undisclosed locations with the intention of meeting a child for sex, per the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

“They show up with sex toys, they show up with lubrication,” Tucker said. “They show up with things that clearly somebody isn’t going to show up to a house with, unless they intended to engage in sexual activity.”

The 24 men who were caught in the act were charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and importuning, per WBNS-TV.

Among the 104 suspects were Christian Gibson, a 26-year-old former youth director at Courtright Church in Columbus and Austin Kosier, a 31-year-old emergency room doctor. The stings went down in Delaware, Fairfield and Franklin counties.

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According to Maj. Steven Tucker of the Frankly County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation was carried out by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The officers would communicate with the men in Internet chats while pretending to be underage boys or girls.


More on the story from Fox News:

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said the four-part simultaneous operation involved more than 30 law enforcement agencies. The probe also focused on nailing those who went beyond preying on children to have sex with them and also sought to sell vulnerable individuals into human trafficking.  

Among those arrested, 36 men were charged with trying to buy sex and one man was arrested for promoting prostitution. Forty-three women were arrested for selling sex — they were connected with social services aimed at rehabilitating human trafficking victims, WBNS-TV reported.

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These people are sick and deserve to be pulled away from the general population.